Bibiana Irukaku Obi


The unprecedented outcry and complaints from National and International bodies acknowledged that while educational challenges in Nigeria is receiving attention and may play a part, there has been a need to determine how business education students behaviour change can be influenced from educational
perspective. This study therefore seeks to determine the development of 21st Century Entrepreneurship behavioural competencies needed among Business Education Students through effective curriculum delivery. Four research questions guided the study and two null hypotheses were tested. Descriptive
survey research design was adopted. The entire population was 72 Business Education lecturers purposively selected from public universities and colleges of education in Anambra State. A 5 point rating scale questionnaire containing 51 items in four clusters which was validated by experts with the internal consistency of 0.80, 0.88, 0.84 and 0.82 was used for data collection. Mean and standard deviation were used to analyse data to answer the research questions and determine the homogeneity or otherwise of the respondents views while the z-test was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings indicate that entrepreneurship education lecturers agreed that all the
entrepreneurship behavioural competencies are provided to the business education students through effective curriculum delivery in tertiary institutions in Anambra State. They agreed on the alleged impracticability of entrepreneurial behavioural competencies in business start up. Based on the findings, it was concluded that entrepreneurship behavioural competencies are required by business education students in tertiary institutions in Anambra State for successful entrepreneurship.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, behavioural competencies, Curriculum delivery

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