Student Entrepreneurship in Nigeria


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Student Entrepreneurship in Nigeria

  1. 1. STIMULATING ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG NIGERIAN YOUTH: THE IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY RESEARCH OF THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (NACETEM) Presented by A. A. EGBETOKUN At the African Entrepreneurship Seminar March 31 – April 2, 2008; Transcorp Hilton, Abuja ORGANISERS School of Entrepreneurship and Business, University of Essex & Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency
  2. 2. This Presentation… <ul><li>Part of a much larger study </li></ul><ul><li>Title: Assessment of Technological Entrepreneurial Attitude in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Key Themes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Performance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Quantify students’ and lecturers’ interest and involvement in entrepreneurial practice; </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the influence of specific factors on entrepreneurial attitude; </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the existing entrepreneurial education curricula in the institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate students from Nigerian tertiary institutions were the main subjects; lecturers were secondary targets </li></ul><ul><li>Over 7500 students and over 1200 lecturers sampled </li></ul><ul><li>13 Universities; 9 Polytechnics; 3 CoE (Tech) </li></ul>Scope
  4. 4. University Polytechnic College of Education (Technical) # # #
  5. 5. Key Results <ul><li>84% students interested in entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>37.7% had taken courses in entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Significant difference in interest btw students with entrepreneurial training and those without </li></ul><ul><li>Significant difference btw PEC of those with entrepreneurial training and those without </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial education positively influences entrepreneurial interest </li></ul><ul><li>While training might not necessarily endow individuals with certain personal characteristics, it has the tendency to amplify these characteristics where they are present </li></ul>Implications