Augustina Ngozika Ike


This work investigate the role of entrepreneurship education in empowering Nigeria youth. . Three objectives and three research question guided this study. Deceptive survey research design was adopted in this study. The population of the study comprised 2680 entrepreneurship education students in public university in Anambra State. The sample size comprised 10 % of the entire population of entrepreneurship education students made up 268. The instrument for data collection was a researcher-designed questionnaire titled "Role of Entrepreneurship Education In Empowering Nigeria Youth" (REEENY). The face and content validity of the instrument were determined. The data collected from the pilot test were subjected to Cronbach Alpha statistical analysis which gave Alpha coefficient of .86.63 .82 respectively. Mean and standard Deviation were used to answer the research questions. While the hypotheses formulated were tested using paired sample t-test.  The result reveled that skill acquisitions play a significant role on youth empowerment; innovations play a significant role on youth empowerment and opportunity recognition plays a significant role on youth empowerment in Anambra State. The study concluded that entrepreneurship education plays a significant role on youth empowerment in Anambra State. The study therefore, recommended among others thatgovernment should make adequate supply of learning materials and workshop facilities to entrepreneurship education institutions to help in preparing the youth for self-employment.


Skill Acquisitions; Innovations Opportunity Recognition and Youth Empowerment

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