Tyoapine John Hanmaikyur (PhD), Hembadoon Diaka-Tingir, Isaac Igbe (PhD), Igbabee Samuel Icherwuhe (PhD), Simon Terhile Nomwange, Terzungwe James Aaver


The effect of Entrepreneurship Education on competitiveness of agro based small businesses in Benue State of Nigeria was empirically investigated in this study.  Survey design was employed for the study while needed data was collected from primary source with the aid of self designed questionnaires which was administered to fifty (50) owners/managers of the businesses studied.  Data collected were analyzed using correlation statistical tool and SPSS version 24. Regression statistical tool was used to test the hypothesis at 5 % level of significance. Result of the analysis indicated that Entrepreneurship Education have a significant positive effect on competitiveness of the Agro base small businesses studied. Based on the outcome of the analysis, the study had no option than to conclude that Entrepreneurship Education has significant effect on the competitive advantage of Agro based small businesses in the study area. It was recommended (among other) that in order to create a successful competitive advantage, Management of Agro based small businesses in the study area should be more devoted on ensuring that their staff benefit from Entrepreneurship education to maintaining and strengthening their competitiveness.


Entrepreneurship Education, Competitive Advantage, Agro based Small Businesses.

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