A SURVEY ON THE PERCEPTION OF NEED FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILL ACQUISITION AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF HIGHER INSTITUTIONS IN DELTA STATE OF NIGERIA

Paul Mukoro Egboro (PhD), Steve Ogheneoseme Apkoguma

Abstract


This study set forth to survey on the perception of needs for entrepreneurial skills acquisition among undergraduate students of higher institutions in Delta State. It adopts the expo- facto research design and was descriptive in nature. The population comprised of all undergraduate students of Delta State higher institutions. The sample of three hundred and two (302) students was chosen using stratified sampling technique. Two research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. The hypotheses were tested at the alpha level of 0.05. The results revealed a non-significant difference between the perception of male and female students on the need for vocational and technical skills acquisition among undergraduate students. It also revealed a significant difference between the perception of male and female students on the need for catering /confectionery, and agricultural/agro-allied entrepreneurial skills acquisition among undergraduate students in higher institutions. The results show that the entrepreneurial skill needed by undergraduates includes: printing/publishing skills, furniture making skills and garment making skills. It was therefore recommended that entrepreneurship education should be properly integrated as a compulsory course for education students in higher institutions, adequate publicity on the importance of acquiring entrepreneurial skills should be made to create awareness for students and there should be vision   and   thought for the implementation of entrepreneurship education by providing adequate personnel and facilities to teach entrepreneurial skills.


Keywords


Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurial Skills, Undergraduates, Higher Institutions

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