Evaluation of Entrepreneurship Skills Development In Students Of Vocational And Technical Education Programmes In Colleges of Education In Kogi State, Nigeria



The study investigated the entrepreneurship skills needed and the strategies for improving its acquisition in students of vocational and technical education in colleges of education in Kogi State. The population for the study comprised of ninety nine (99) vocational and technical educators which at the same time formed the sample of the study. Data were collected from the respondents with use of a 30-item structured questionnaire drafted by the researcher. The data collected were analysed with the use of mean and standard deviation while t-test was used to test the two null hypotheses formulated at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that entrepreneurship skills like creativity, innovativeness, practicals, communication, administrative and others were identified to be needed by students of vocational and technical education for self employability. Useful recommendations like provision of good learning environment, sending lecturers and instructors on in-service training, conferences, seminars and workshops, making teaching and learning practical oriented among others as ways of facilitating entrepreneurship skills acquisition and development were proffered.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, skills, development, globalization, evaluation.

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