REDIRECTING EDUCATION SYSTEM TOWARDS ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Okonkwo Joseph Chukwudi, Magnus Ugwa

Abstract


The objective of this study is to emphasize the need and importance of entrepreneurship education, which will serve as a panacea to some social economic problems. The present situation in Nigeria poses serious threats and challenges to both government and well meaning citizens. These socio-economic problems call for different strategies and action for it to be ameliorated. Enterpreneurship education has been embraced by almost all the developing countries and its capabilities and efficiency in springing up economies is not in doubt. It is believed that refocusing education system will immensely contribute in developing the spirit and culture of entrepreneurship n the country. The methodology here involves review of the current situation eapecially existing education policies and highlights the need for departure by studying some models that can be applied. it was discovered that the current education system is deficient in providing the necessary impacts for development. It also finds out that same problems keep escalating despite various efforts by the government to review policies and programmes in the past. The uniqueness of this study is providing entrepreneurship education framework as an explanation of what and how it should be rather than what it is. It also challenges policy makers on the need to refocus their policies in problem solving rather than maintaining the status quo. The study therefore recommends that schools should be seen not only as centres for knowledge creation and acquisition but also centres for human empowerment and development through entrepreneurship skill acquisition and training. Also, the study recommends that there is need for complete change in approach in the education sector particularly in our policy direction and decision making process, which will pave way for a more realistic and attainable result.


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