Chijioke Ebele Okereke


The study was conducted to assess the perceived influence of entrepreneurship education on the entrepreneurial intention of students in higher institutions in the study answered three research questions. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population of the study comprised 7979 students from two polytechnics in Adamawa State. A square of 367 were randomly selected using stratified random sampling. A structured questionnaire duly validated with a Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient of 0. 879 was used to gather data for the study. A total of 367 copies of the questionnaire were administered, and all were retrieved and used for the study. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The study found that entrepreneurship education influences the entrepreneurial intention of polytechnic students in terms of intention of becoming entrepreneurs, duration of the programme, venture creation and perceived stability towards becoming entrepreneurs upon graduation. The study concluded that entrepreneurship education play a vital role in inculcating in the students necessary knowledge, skills and right attitude that could enable them create jobs which would in turn lead to the development of Nigeria economy.  Based on the findings, it was among others recommended that government should allocate adequate funds for the implementation and management of entrepreneurship education in tertiary institutions, and government should also do more in the area of take-off capital for the students who indicated strong intention to become entrepreneurs.


Entrepreneurship, Education, Entrepreneurial, Intention and Higher Institution

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