Abosede B. Ademiluyi, Ganiyu A. Bello, Risikat A. Akande


The importance of business education as an instrument of economic empowerment cannot be over emphasized. Nigeria as a growing nation needs to develop technologically like the advanced nations in order to reduce unemployment, ameliorate poverty and to ensure social-economic development. There is no doubt that business education is potentially an important instrument for economic empowerment for the individual, community and the nation. This paper examines the concepts of business education and empowerment in the development of a nation. It posits that to enhance the efforts to empower students especially females for personal progress and national development, business education should be fortified and strategically deployed as a tool of social-economic empowerment and development. The paper suggests various strategies that can be adopted to empower female undergraduates through business education. It recommends adequate funding of business education programme in schools, admitting all females who meet the admission requirements to offer Business education in tertiary institutions, provision of adequate and up-to-date facilities and equipment among others, as the best means of sharpening Business education to become a veritable implement for accelerating societal progress and to guarantee economic development, particularly among women in the E-world.


Key words: Business education, Economic empowerment and Female undergraduates

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