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Volume 5 | Issue 1 | 2022


Title: Nexus Between Entrepreneurship Education and Employability Skills of Tertiary Institution Students in Ilorin Metropolis

Author(S): Aliyu Shehu Ahmed, Isiaka Abdulakeem Abiodun, Ibitomi Taiwo* and Eke Tobias

Corresponding Author Affiliation*: Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria

Abstract:

This study examines nexus between entrepreneurship education and employability skills of tertiary institution students in Ilorin metropolis. To establish this, two research questions were raised for the study. The target population for the study comprised students of Kwara state College of Education, Ilorin. One hundred and eighty students were randomly selected. A structured questionnaire was designed as the instrument for data collection. Regression analysis statistical method at 0.05 level of significance was used to test the formulated hypotheses. The study revealed that entrepreneurship curriculum contents contain information on how students can identify and shape opportunities, new business concepts and bring through entrepreneurship among students of tertiary institution in Ilorin Metropolis. This study concluded that entrepreneurship education is a good policy on employability skills acquisition among students which makes them to be self-sustenance after graduation. The study recommended among others that entrepreneurship lecturers should introduce and use innovative/modern methods in teaching students of higher institutions the art and practice of entrepreneurship. This can be achieved by ensuring that right facilities are in place and the lecturers must be qualified and equipped with adequate and updated knowledge and skills.

Keywords: Curriculum, Entrepreneurship, Education, Employability skills, Ilorin

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37227/IJEKM-2021-12-1168

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