Rasheed Obarinu Agbonna, Fatimat Oluwakemi Binta Shoge, Idowu Emily Okun, Toheeb Oluwagbenga Olorunlomeru


This study examined entrepreneurship education and human capital development variables in Nigeria. Three research questions guided this study. A descriptive survey design was used. The population of the study comprised all postgraduates of TASUED for the academic session of 2019/2020. A total of 119 postgraduate students were chosen as sample size using purposive sampling technique. Researchers developed instrument tagged: ‘Entrepreneurship Education and Human Capital Development Questionnaires (EEHCQ)’ with 0.94 reliability coefficient was used for data collection. Research questions were answered using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMC). The findings of the study revealed that there was positive relationship between entrepreneurship education and human capital development variables (students’ self-sustenance r = 0.573, p <.05; students’ empowerment r = 0.183, p <.05 and students’ employability r = 0.322, p <.05). The study recommended that the duration and intensity of the entrepreneurship education should be increased beyond a semester's course to realize a maximum impact on university students. Universities should exert more efforts in developing entrepreneurship culture by making entrepreneurship education more practical oriented. Through this measure, students may be exposed to firsthand knowledge about setting up and managing new ventures, which may go a long way to make students job creators and not seekers. More importantly, by encouraging the developing of entrepreneurship culture, universities may be working towards reducing unemployment among her graduates and its associated problems.


Entrepreneurship Education, Human Capital Development, Self-Sustenance, Empowerment, Employability.

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