Practical Entrepreneurship Education as a Sustainable Economic Diversification and Development in Nigeria: A Case of Rivers State Tertiary Institutions (Published)
The study adopted correlation research design on Practical Entrepreneurship Education as a Sustainable Economic Diversification and Development in Nigeria: a Case of Rivers State Tertiary Institution. The population of 5080 was drawn from 12 selected departments of the 4 institutions with a sample of 360 using Krejie and Morgan sampling technique. The research instrument used was “Practical Entrepreneurship Education and Sustainable Economic Diversification and Development in Nigeria (PEEASSEDAD)” with a five point scale. The instrument was subjected to face and content validation by five experts. To ascertain the reliability and consistency of measurement, a pilot study was carried on 20 students which yielded 0.97 co-efficient. A total of 360 copies of questionnaire were administered and 170 successfully retrieved. Mean statistics was used to answer the research questions, Standard Deviation employed to find out the extent scores clustered around the means while Pearson Product Moment Correlation (r) was used to analyse the hypotheses. The findings showed that there was a very high relationship between areas available in practical entrepreneurship education and sustainable economic diversification and development in Nigeria and there was also significant relationship between practical entrepreneurship education and sustainable economic diversification and development in Nigeria. Among other things, it was recommended that Nigerian government should shift her attention from oil based economy to practical entrepreneurship education.