ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION AND HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
- Entrepreneurship Education,
- Human Capital Development
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This study examined the effect of entrepreneurship education on human capital development of students of public institutions of higher learning in Anambra State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to examine the effect of entrepreneurship curriculum content on the competency of students; to investigate the effect of teaching methods on the productivity of students; and to determine the effect of funding on the empowerment of students in public institutions of higher learning in Anambra state, Nigeria. The study also adopted the descriptive survey design method. The data generated was analyzed using linear regression technique with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23.0. The result indicates that entrepreneurship curriculum content has significant effect on the competency of students. The study also found that teaching methods has significant effect on the productivity of students while funding has significant effect on the empowerment of students in public institutions of higher learning in Anambra state. The study concludes that entrepreneurship education has significant effect on human capital development. The study recommends that university management through its entrepreneurship skill acquisition centers provide and sustain its skill acquisition schemes, by reviewing its activities to accommodate timely consumable needs, and expose their students to a regular skill acquisition programmes where the students must pass through before graduation.