The present study examined the relationship between entrepreneurship education
programme of universities in Benue State and job creation, career intention, self productivity and poverty alleviation of undergraduate students. Four research questions and
three hypotheses guided the study. The correlational research design was adopted for the
study. The sample for the study consisted of 225 final year undergraduate students drawn
from three universities in Benue state. The instrument used for the study was a researcher-developed instrument tagged Entrepreneurship Education and Job Creation Questionnaire
(EEJCQ) which was validated by experts and used for data collection. Mean and standard
deviation, Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis and regression analysis were used
to analyse the data collected. Major findings of the work showed that; (i) undergraduate
students acquire entrepreneurship skills after completing an entrepreneurship education
course. (ii) There was a high positive relationship between entrepreneurship skills and
entrepreneurial career intention of students. (iii) There was a moderate positive relationship
between entrepreneurship skills and self-productivity.(iv)There was a high positive
relationship between entrepreneurship skills and poverty alleviation. (v) Entrepreneurship
skills significantly influence students’ career intention, self-productivity and poverty
alleviation. Based on these findings, conclusions were drawn and the implications were
extensively discussed. Among the recommendations made were that universities should
organize industrial tours, field trips, mentorship programmes, seminars, workshops and
exchange programmes for students to engender entrepreneurship culture in them.
Government and all stake holders in education industry should ensure that entrepreneurship
education is adequately funded as no effective planning and implementation can take place
in the absence of funds.
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ONYECHE, AGADA . "Entrepreneurship Education as A Correlate of Job Creation in Benue State, Nigeria" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 10, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/entrepreneurship-education-as-a-correlate-of-job-creation-in-benue-state-nigeria