Odey A. Mboto, Obaya Eﬃong Bassey & Dr Margaret Egygor Atsu
This study investigated strategies for undergraduates’ inclusion in entrepreneurship education and national development. Survey design and stratiﬁed sampling method were employed for the study. Respondents were 150 youths from two universities in Calabar. A questionnaire was used to gather data from respondents in order to provide answers to the research questions of the study. Frequencies, percentages and rank order were used to present the result. Results indicated that ﬁve out of the seven strategies had a rating of above 50% with strategies listed in items 1, 5, 3, 6 and 2 adjudged by the respondents as most eﬀective for increasing eﬀective youth inclusion in entrepreneurship education and national development in Calabar. The ﬁndings also indicated that skilled occupations possessed by youths from both universities were phone operating skills, followed by poultry farming and video coverage/photography skills. None of the respondents possessed functional skills for phone repairs, computer maintenance/repairs, aluminum fabrication, and ﬁsh farming. The study recommended among others that counsellors should place emphasis on promotion of occupational counselling, vocational information and youth appraisals to empower and equip youths with information on entrepreneurial ventures and understanding of their interest and abilities to get them engaged.