Egbri, Jane Nwakego (PhD)1, & Ogunleye, Funmilola Mary2

1Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, University of
Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.


2Department of Business Education, Bamidele Olumilua University of Education,
Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State.


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The study investigated entrepreneurial skills possessed by Business Education students for sustainable enterprise operation in Ekiti State. Four research questions guided the study while one null hypothesis was formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design with a population of 168 final year students (400 Level). The entire population was used for the study due to its manageable size. The instrument for data collection was the use of Questionnaire validated by three experts. Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation was used to determine the reliability of the instrument, and this yielded 0.89 coefficient. Descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation were used to answer all the research questions. The null hypothesis was tested using t-test statistics at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that managerial skills, marketing skills and ICT skills were possessed to a low extent, while accounting skills were possessed to a high extent. Based on the findings, conclusion and recommendations were made. The study therefore, recommended among others, that curriculum of business education should be reviewed with a view to incorporating the skills identified into business education programme in order to guarantee adequate training of business education graduates who are set to establish and run sustainable enterprise towards self-reliance and job creation rather than hunting for the limited white collar jobs.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Skills, Sustainable Enterprise

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Vol.5, Issue 1, Pg. 23-37



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