Counsellors’ Perception towards Entrepreneurship Education for Skilful Employment of Nigerian Youths

Arinze Kingsley Okeke, Martina Chibugo Nwawube & Dr Nkiru Vera Nwadinobi


The study, guided by three research objectives, investigated counsellor’s perception towards entrepreneurship education for skilful employment of Nigerian youths. The population of the study comprised 70 counsellors in public secondary schools in Onitsha metropolis. The population was used as sample because of its manageable size, hence there was no sampling. A structured questionnaire titled “Entrepreneurship Education for Youth Employment (EEYE)” designed by the researchers with a reliability coefficient of 0.89 was used for data collection. Descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation were used for data analysis. Results of the study revealed that counsellors perceived the acquisition of technical, managerial and personal skills as the entrepreneurial skills needed to be acquired by Nigerian youths in order to be gainfully employed. Based on the findings of the study, it is recommended that teachers should be trained by experts in entrepreneurship education through organizing counselling career day, orientation seminars and workshops on effective ways of educating the youths at the secondary schools and tertiary levels of education to acquire the right entrepreneurial education so as to be gainfully employed.

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