DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP TALENT AMONG POLYTECHNICS’ STUDENTS IN NIGERIAN (A CASE STUDY OF NORTH-EASTERN NIGERIA)
- Entrepreneurship Education,
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The introduction of entrepreneurship education and making it compulsory course for all Nigerian polytechnic students irrespective of discipline, the present study sought to determine the impact of entrepreneurship education on polytechnic students’ entrepreneurial talents and skills. The study employed descriptive survey design; 241 graduating class students constituted the study sample. Three research questions and hypotheses were developed to guide the conduct of this study. Well-designed structured questionnaire was employed to collect primary data for this research. The result was analyzed with mean rating and standard deviation while the developed hypotheses were tested with regression analysis. The study revealed that entrepreneurship education has exercised great influence on entrepreneurial talent and entrepreneurial intention, with a large number of respondents expressing preference for entrepreneurial vocation if support facilities are put in place. The paper concluded that entrepreneurship education has had a significant impact on entrepreneurial talent. It finally recommended that functional support system should be put in place to harness the new passion for entrepreneurship in Nigerian graduates.