Entrepreneurship Education: Panacea for Self-reliance and Job Creation in Nigeria
Beetseh, K. and Ahima, S. E.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The present situation in Nigeria poses serious threats and challenges to both government and well meaning citizens. The problems facing the country centre on high rate of poverty; youth and graduate unemployment; over-dependence on foreign goods and technology; low economic growth and development; among others. The objective of this study is to emphasize the need and importance of entrepreneurship education which serve as Panacea for Self-reliance and Job Creation in Nigeria. This study, therefore, argues that entrepreneurship education will equip the students with the skills to be self-reliant. It also adopts psychological theories of the Refugee and Schumpeter effects as its frame work of analysis. The study recommends among others that educational programmes at all levels of education should be made relevant to provide the youths the needed entrepreneurial skills to function effectively in Society.