Project, Entrepreneurship And Innovation Management
At the Management Technology department office
Appointment on Visitation important
|1.||Ph.D (Technology Management)||Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife||2017|
Path Modelling of Interest in Enterpreneurship Programme, Intention to Start New Business and Employability skills among University Students
Poverty is the outcome of unemployment and it affects all aspects of human living. The increasing rate of poverty and unemployment in Nigeria has enable all levels of government to resolved to entrepreneurship and small enterprise initiatives as an alternatives means of employment generations. Several problems identified in the nation are yet to be solved despite the effort of the Nigerian Government in ensuring entrepreneurial education in the country, whereas some graduate are still hunting for job in other to get themselves a capital to start up a business. The problem that was addressed in this study was how the NUC entrepreneurship curriculum impacted student knowledge to become successful entrepreneurs after graduation to enhance economic growth in Nigeria. Cross-sectional research design was used for this study, and undergraduates students were the unit of analysis. Student that had participated in entrepreneurship programme organized by the university constituted the target population. This study was designed to assess whether entrepreneurship education enhances graduate employability. In other to test the hypotheses raised, the study used a sample of 145 undergraduates students drawn from fourteen 14 departments in three faculties of Samuel Adegboyega University, Nigeria. Data obtained was analyzed using path modelling to test the hypothesized model. Findings from the structural model assessment indicate that Students interest in entrepreneurship positively and directly affects their intention to start new business. Thus, a positive and significant relationship between interest in entrepreneurship programme and intention to start a new business among the sampled students. This implies that every time a student show interest in entrepreneurship training, it increases the students intention of starting a new business by 29%. Furthermore, the structural assessment further revealed that showing interest in entrepreneurship programme by the students enhances their employability skills. Consequently, the two hypotheses tested in this study were accepted.
AKINTELU SUNDAY is a Lecturer I at the Department of Management Technology
AKINTELU has a Ph.D in Technology Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife