Felicia Ogonnia Nwokike


This study was carried out in the south East States of Nigeria to determine the strategies for promoting entrepreneurship in business education for economic empowerment and employment generation of business education students in universities. The study adopted a survey research design. The study covered the five universities offering business education programme and the population comprised 41 respondents from the five universities. The study used the entire population. No sample was drawn. A structured questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts from the Faculty of Education, Enugu State University of Science and Technology. Mean and standard deviation were employed in answering the two research questions that guided the study while Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the findings revealed that entrepreneurial skills are highly needed for promotion entrepreneurship in business education programme and one of the institution related strategies for promoting entrepreneurship is by recruiting business educators with entrepreneurial culture. It was recommended that entrepreneurial skills should be highlighted in business education programme with heavy dose of practical and little theory and also, institutions should recruit professional business educators with entrepreneurial culture.

Key words: Entrepreneurship, Business education, economic empowerment and employment generation.

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