INTEGRATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (TVE) CURRICULUM: A TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE SELF-RELIANCE OF NIGERIAN YOUTH
Elebe, Micah I.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
With the high rate of unemployment among Nigerian youths, this review examined the need to integrate Entrepreneurship Education in Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) curriculum, to enhance the managerial skill of Nigerian youths in their quest to set up their own businesses after graduation. To achieve this, the study among other things examined TVE in the context of the National Policy on Education (NPE), Entrepreneurship Education and the rationale for it integration. It was revealed from the study that for every Nigerian youth to acquire basic technical and vocational skills and translate them into sustainable self employment, entrepreneurship education should be given immediate attention by all stakeholders. Consequently, the study concluded with recommendations that Entrepreneurship Education should be made mandatory to all Technical and vocational education students at all levels with proper funding by government and also with materials and financial support from other agencies like Educational Tax Fund (ETF) and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs).