Dr Victoria Simon Akpama & Dr John Edwin Effiom
This study assessed interest in entrepreneurial skills acquisition programmes and employability status of Social Science Education Students in the University of Calabar, Nigeria. One hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. Literature review was carried out based on the variables under study. Survey research design was utilized. Simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the 97 respondents sampled for the study. A validated 20 item four point likert scale questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The reliability estimate of the instrument was 0.79 using Cronbach Alpha reliability method. Data was analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The result of the study revealed that there is no significant relationship between interest in entrepreneurial skills acquisition programmes and employability status. It was recommended that Government, in addition to the guideline to introduce entrepreneurship programmes in tertiary institutions, should provide financial backing to sustain students’ interest and involvement in the programme.