Entrepreneurship Education and Propensity to Start a New Business among College of Education Students' in Ife-North, Osun State, Nigeria


Fola Akinosun
Akinosun Olusegun


The aim of the study is to investigate college student's propensity in starting a business through the means of entrepreneurship education. The study used primary data to obtained necessary information from the students. The population size includes 2 institutions in Ife-North, Osun State, Nigeria. A simple random technique was used to select the final year undergraduates from the departments of Business Education, Economics and Political Science.

Data on variables such as entrepreneurial characteristics, entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial intentions was sourced from the respondents with the questionnaire, and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.

The study showed that entrepreneurial factors influences student's propensity in starting a business and increases their propensity in business start- up, and concluded that entrepreneurship is one of the feasible and viable strategy for reducing unemployment through the means of entrepreneurship education that sharpen student interest in business start- up.