Publisher: University of Calabar

Entrepreneurship Education: A Prerequisite For Sustainable National Development

Joseph A. Agada, Eneche J. B. Pius
KEYWORDS: Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Development, Education, Poverty

ABSTRACT:

Entrepreneurship Education is necessary for self-employment, self-reliance, and national development. This paper therefore examines how entrepreneurship education can help in the reduction of unemployment; engender self-reliance and sustainable national development. To realize these objectives, library research was employed in gathering data. It was found out that entrepreneurship development or education can make its recipients self-employed, self-reliant and contribute to national economic and social development .In addition to that, promoting entrepreneurship and inculcating entrepreneurship education in our youths will lead to less societal ills as more hands will be engaged and criminality becomes less attractive. It is recommended that Government should create enabling environment for entrepreneurship to thrive. Favorable environment for entrepreneurship development should be devoid of social insecurity which hampers foreign and domestic investments. Above all, prospective graduates should be made to start from secondary schools to learn and develop entrepreneurship consciousness, culture, motivation, aspirations as well as entrepreneurial skills by making “entrepreneurship studies” a compulsory course offering in our schools.

Entrepreneurship Education is necessary for self-employment, self-reliance, and national development.
This paper therefore examines how entrepreneurship education can help in the reduction of
unemployment; engender self-reliance and sustainable national development. To realize these
objectives, library research was employed in gathering data. It was found out that entrepreneurship
development or education can make its recipients self-employed, self-reliant and contribute to national
economic and social development .In addition to that, promoting entrepreneurship and inculcating
entrepreneurship education in our youths will lead to less societal ills as more hands will be engaged
and criminality becomes less attractive. It is recommended that Government should create enabling
environment for entrepreneurship to thrive. Favorable environment for entrepreneurship development
should be devoid of social insecurity which hampers foreign and domestic investments. Above all,
prospective graduates should be made to start from secondary schools to learn and develop
entrepreneurship consciousness, culture, motivation, aspirations as well as entrepreneurial skills by
making “entrepreneurship studies” a compulsory course offering in our schools.


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