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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)

ISSN:2141-7016

Article Title: Contextualization of Entrepreneurial Education in Production Engineering Discipline
by Igboanugo Anthony Clement and Ashiedu Festus

Abstract:
Nigeria is a country with a population of 150 million people; 7.5% of these numbers are disabled. Surprisingly, only a few of these persons are into entrepreneurial practice, others are not employable as a result of inadequate skills and experience. Those mostly affected, are the feral youths and the disabled. The purpose of this paper is to investigate and proffer solution to the apathy involved in acquiring entrepreneurial training in Nigeria, mostly among youths who are supposed to be the leaders of tomorrow. To achieve this, a survey approach incorporating the use of Rensis Likerts attitudinal scale was administered to generate respondents data matrix that was analysed with principal component analysis (PCA) using statisticXL software. Our findings showed that, behavioural defeatism, anachronistic government policies, paternistic political benevolence, poor capital/ infrastructural development and unsustainable wealth creation among others are largely responsible for the circumambulation of entrepreneurial education in Nigeria. It is expected that the outcome of this research will be useful to policy makers, planers, designers, institution of higher learning, political think tanks, and small and medium scale enterprises largely responsible for contiguous training of manpower in Nigeria
Keywords: entrepreneur, paternistic, education, skill, likerts
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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