Oziegbe Endurance Omijie, Ishaku Azi Ajik, Clementina Hashimu Bulus (PhD)


This paper examined the influence of entrepreneurship education as a panacea for reducing unemployment among graduates of economics at the Federal College of Education Jimeta Local Government Area of Adamawa State. A survey design was used for the study. The target population was 212, consisting of 140 males and 72 females at the Federal College of Education, Jimeta. The sampling technique was simple random sampling. This is because the sample size for this work consists of 106 elements, which were the economics students who also take entrepreneurship studies in the area under study. The simple random technique was used in choosing 50% of the entire population, that is, (212 x 50/100 = 106) A sample of 106 respondents was taken out of the 212 economics students in the study area. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The collected data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. Chi-square (X) was used to test the null hypothesis at the 0.05 level of significance, and the bench mark was 2.50. The study discovered that entrepreneurship education promotes self-employment and reduces social vices and crimes. The study concluded that entrepreneurship studies should be encouraged so as to have more job creators and recommends adequate funding, training of teachers, and better synergy between schools and enterprises, among other ways of making the policy functional.


Entrepreneurship Education, job creation, Poverty, Unemployment, Self-reliance.

Full Text:



Abiodun,E, O. (2019). Entrepreneurial education as a tool for reducing unemployment in

Nigeria. American journal of humanities and social sciences research (AJHSSR), 3 (12),


Ande, C. E. (2015). Essential Economics for Senior Secondary Schools. Lagos:

TONAD Publishers Ltd.

Aja-Okorie, U. &Adali, O. (2013). Achieving Youth Empowerment through

Repositioning Entrepreneurial Education in Nigerian Universities; problems and prospects. European Scientific Journal Vol. 9, No. 28,113-132

Aliu, S. (2014). Basic entrepreneurship education training for teachers in post-basic institutions. staolacentre for entrepreneurship development. 1(3), 1-6.

Ayegba, O. &Omale S.A. (2015). A Study on factors affecting entrepreneurial development in Nigeria. European journal of business and management,8(12),43-51.

Azi, A. S., &Drenkat, N. K. (2021). Principles of economics education. Jos: Jos University Press.

Beetseh, K. and Ahima S.E. (2012). Entrepreneurship Education: Panacea for Self-

reliance and Job Creation in Nigeria. Journal of Research in Education and


Eneji, M.A. (2014), Entrepreneurship and poverty Reduction in Nigeria Abuja Impressive Prints.

Enu, D.B (2012). Enhancing the entrepreneurship education in Nigeria, American journal of

social issues and humanities European Scientific Journal10(2).301-12. htt://eujournal.org (indexphp/esj/article/view2596. ICSR.Journal of Research & Methods

in Education (JOSR-JRME).

Ikegwuani, V.U. (2015). Promoting entrepreneurship skill in youth through business

Jhingan, M. L. (2012). Economics of development and Planning. New Delhi:

Vrinda publication

Nkechi, A., Ikechukwu, E., Okechukwu, U.et al (2012). Entrepreneurship development and

employment generation in Nigeria, Problem and prospects, universal journal of

education and general studies, 1(4) 88 –102.

Nwannaka, N (2015). Antisocial behaviours among Ikediashi & Joseph, A.A. Nigeria


Omogbolahan, A. S. (2012). Entrepreneurial education as a tool for reducing unemployment in Nigeria. A dissertation submitted to the school of postgraduate studies, Babcock

Univerisity, ilishanremo, Ogun State, Nigeria.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2023 Oziegbe Endurance Omijie, Ishaku Azi Ajik, Clementina Hashimu Bulus (PhD)




 ISSN (PRINT):    2734 - 2522

 ISSN (ONLINE):  2734 - 2514






Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.