Journal of Global Economics, Management and Business Research
 

Journal of Global Economics, Management and Business Research, ISSN No. : 2454-2504, Vol.: 9, Issue.: 3

Original Research Article

EFFECTS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION ON ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTION AMONG FINAL YEAR STUDENTS IN THE UNIVERSITIES IN EDO STATE

 

OYOR GODSPOWER1 AND JOHN O. OHIORENOYA2*

1Zion Secondary School, Ekpon Igueben Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria.

2Benson Idahosa University, Off Adesuwa Grammar School Road, Ugbor, P.M.B. 1100, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Abstracts

The study examined the relationship between entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial intention among final year students in the universities in Edo state. Three hundred and nine (309) final year students of the universities were sampled using multi stage sampling technique. Data were obtained from 254 respondents. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and multiple regressions. The study revealed positive and significant relationship between content and process of entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial intention; the relationship between context and entrepreneurial intention was not significant. Federal and state governments should inject more funds to entrepreneurship education and structure the program towards problem-solving, creativity and practicability.  Students should be exposed to experienced entrepreneurs; lecturers should be committed to the subject, accessible and willing to transform the attitude of the students toward self employment.

Keywords :

Entrepreneurship; education; intention; universities.