Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Management, Economics, and Finance
Unemployment in Nigeria: The Role of Entrepreneurship Education
Amawu Jacob, Ekienabor Ehijiele
This is a quantitative study which examined the role of entrepreneurship education in reducing unemployment in Nigeria. Unemployment refers to a situation where people who are willing and capable of working are unable to find suitable paid employment. The main objective of the study was to look at the possibility of entrepreneurship education in unemployment eradication in Nigeria. To achieve this objective, a questionnaire was administered to collect primary data. Hypothesis was formulated, tested and analyzed using Chi-square test with the aid of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Findings from the result reveal that entrepreneurship education has a significant and positive effect on unemployment eradication in Nigeria. Therefore, it is recommended that students be encouraged to embrace entrepreneurship education or training in order for them to become wealth creators by being self-reliant. Also, there is the need to empower other vocational and skills acquisition centres, by providing them with the necessary materials in entrepreneurship education, in order that they can assist in the development of entrepreneurial skills required by individuals to set up cottage industries.
Keywords: education; entrepreneurial skills; entrepreneurship education; Nigeria; unemployment.