Entrepreneurship Education in Public Universities in Ekiti State, Nigeria

Aina M. Adebayo

Abstract


The inclusion of entrepreneurship education to university curriculum is to make the content more functional. However, it seems that entrepreneurship education has not been achieving its objectives in Nigeria. The main purpose of this study was to compare entrepreneurship education in two public universities in Ekiti State. The survey research design was adopted. The sample of the study consisted of 101 lecturers/trade experts from these universities. Two questionnaires were used to collect data. The instruments were validated by two lecturers from Ekiti State University (EKSU) and the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE). The reliability test yielded a coefficient of 0.73. The findings showed that lecture method was mostly used in the two institutions, among others. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that adequate instructional materials should be provided. Also, the use of field trip is recommended to enable the students to receive first-hand information about these entrepreneurship trades from the appropriate companies/sites/industries, among others.

Keywords


Appraisal, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education, Public Universities

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