ENTREPRENUERSHIP EDUCATION INSTRUCTION STRATEGIES AND GRADUATES’ SELF-RELIANCE

Abdulhameed Omeiza Yakubu, Amina Adebola Adeyemi, kehinde Michael Oyeniyi, Afolake Olajumoke Salawu

Abstract


The study examined entrepreneurship education instruction strategies and graduates’ self-reliance. Descriptive survey design was adopted. A total of sixty (60) respondents (lecturers) which comprised academic staff in Business Education Department from Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Ladoke Akintola University and Ekiti State University participated in the study. Researchers developed questionnaire; tagged: ‘Entrepreneurship Education Instruction Strategies and Self-Reliance Questionnaire (EEISSRQ)’ with reliability coefficient 0.87 was used for data collection. Mean and pie-chart were used for answering and presenting the research questions. Regression analysis was used for testing hypotheses at .05 significance level. The findings revealed that simulation, case study, business plan creation, problem-solving and team working instruction strategies were among significant and suitable instruction strategies for teaching entrepreneurship education. Low competence of the instructors, inadequate curricular capacity, inadequate infrastructural support, non-suitability of teaching methodology and inadequate of research support were among the challenges facing effective instruction strategies in entrepreneurship education in Nigerian tertiary institutions. About 52% of the variance in graduates’ self-reliance was accounted for by the linear combination of the entrepreneurship education instruction strategies and that entrepreneurship education instruction strategies examined were found to be significant and strongly determine graduates’ self-reliance. Based on the findings, it was recommended that there should be repositioning of the teaching methods used during entrepreneurship education by lecturers, which could be achieved by consciously laying more emphasis on practical work and real life situations than on theory. The use of simulation, case study, business plan creation, problem-solving and team working instruction strategies should be highly compulsory for instructors in teaching entrepreneurship education so as to equip the students with entrepreneurial competencies for self-reliance. 

Keywords


Simulation, Case Study, Business Plan Creation, Problem-Solving, Team Working, Self-Reliance.

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