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Entrepreneurship Education in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions: A Remedy to Graduates Unemployment (Published)

Study investigated exposure of under-graduates students to entrepreneurial education for post-graduation job creation ability. The population consisted all the final year students of Educational Administration, Ebonyi state University 2013/2014 academic year totaling 200 respondents. The population served as the sample size. The instrument was a structured questionnaire, subjected to face and content validation by experts in Educational Administration; Measurement and Evaluation units, test for reliability yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.79. Pearson Product Moment Correlation (r) statistics and population t-test of analysis were used to analyze the data at 0.05 alpha level. The findings showed a significant relationship in the three hypotheses. The result implies that entrepreneurial education is relevant to students with regard to equipping them with skills for post-graduation job creation ability rather than job seekers. The study recommended collaborative efforts of National University Commission with Department of Educational Administration to identify other entrepreneurship programmes to address graduate unemployment on graduation.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Skills, Entrepreneurship education, Innovation and Competency., Job Creation, Unemployment


In recent time, research studies have shown that entrepreneurship education is necessary for gainful self-employment and self-reliance. The researcher has also observed that self-reliance on the part of graduates is still a mirage. In the Nigerian socio-economic context, youth employment ratio is also on the increase. The study investigated how our graduates are getting along about employment, job creation and entrepreneurship development. Two research questions guided the study. The questionnaire titled Entrepreneurship Education and Job Creation Questionnaire (EEJCQ) of 5 likert scale of 1 to 10 was used for data collection. The data was analyzed using population t-test. The results were tested at 0.05 level of significance with a degree of freedom 549. The results revealed that career intervention in four dimensions of entrepreneurs’ skills, and level of skills acquired after completing entrepreneurship course are significantly very high. Based on the findings, it was recommended that more emphasis should be placed on technical and vocational education and training. Provision of infrastructures like electricity; qualified professional teachers for quality teaching; equipment of trade laboratories and workshops to support the teaching of entrepreneurship courses in the University.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, Graduate Employment, Job Creation