Students' Reaction to Introduction of Entrepreneurship Education in the Universities in Nigeria


Samuel O. Nwafor
Augustine O. Nwachukwu


The study investigated students' reaction to introduction of entrepreneurship education in the Federal, State and Private Universities in Nigeria. The population of the study comprised of 27,503 final year students in the eight Universities in South-Eastern Zone of Nigeria. The study involved a sample of 618 final year students selected through the stratified random sampling technique. A 48-item instrument validated and with cronbach alpha reliability index of 0.85 was used to collect data for the study. The research question was answered with mean scores and rank order while the null hypothesis was tested with One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) at 0.05 level of significance. The results revealed among others that students are enthusiastic (reacted positively} to the introduction of entrepreneurship education in the three categories of Universities in Nigeria. Also, students take the practical components of the entrepreneurial course seriously. It was recommended that Government should provide adequate laboratory equipment for practical to the students and motivate the lecturers engaged in implementation of entrepreneurship education courses in the Universities in Nigeria.