Faith Ogechukwu Okoye, Daniel Chigozie Duru


The study investigated the utilization of entrepreneurship education curriculum in federal and state universities in Anambra State. Three research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. 7,850 undergraduate students constituted the population of the study; while stratified random sampling technique was used to draw 240 respondents as the sample from the state and federal universities in Anambra State. A 21 item questionnaire developed by the researchers was used for data collection. The validation of the instrument was done by three experts, two in Educational Management and Policy and an expert in Measurement and Evaluation Unit of Educational Foundations Department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Data obtained were analyzed through mean and t-test statistic. The findings indicate high extent of utilization of NUC benchmark yet specific objectives were unattained. Based on the findings, the study recommended among others that university management should endeavour to adopt appropriate teaching methods in teaching of entrepreneurship education and that the curriculum focus should continue to be practical oriented to enable the achievement of the specified objectives in equipping the undergraduate with relevant skills for self-sustainability on graduation.


Article visualizations:

Hit counter



entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship curriculum, federal and state universities

Full Text:



Adejimola, A. S. and Olufunmilayo, T. (2009). Spinning off an entrepreneurship culture among Nigerian University student; prospect and challenges. African journal of Business Management, 1 (3) 80-88

Aliu, S. (2014). Basic entrepreneurship education training for teachers in post-basic institutions. Staola Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, 1 (1) 1-6.

Edokpolor, J. E. and Somorin, K. (2017). Entrepreneurship education programme and its

influence in developing entrepreneurship key competencies among undergraduate students. Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 75(2) 144-153. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316693152

Ekoja, I. I. & Odu, A. O. (2016). Developing and implementing entrepreneurship curriculum in Nigerian library and information science programmes. International Journal of Library and Information Science, 8(6) 15-30.

Hadiza, H. & Garba, S. (2015). Assessing the richness of entrepreneurship education curriculum content: Empirical Evidence. IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education, 5(6) 107-114.

Ikebuaku, K. & Dinbabo, M. (2018). Beyond entrepreneurship education: Business incubation and entrepreneurial capabilities. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 10(1)154-174. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1108

National Bureau Statistics (2018). Unemployment and underemployed watch in Nigeria - (Quarter 4). Abuja: National Bureau of Statistic, Publication.

National Universities Commission (2007). Benchmark minimum academic standards education documents for undergraduate programmes in Nigerian universities. Abuja: NUC.

Nwekeaku, C. (2013). Entrepreneurship education and challenges to Nigerian Universities. Journal of Education and Practice, 4(3) 51-56.

Nwite, O. (2016) Rational for youth preparation and entrepreneurship education in the face of global economic crisis in Nigeria. Annuals of Modern Education 1(1); 224-232.

Wordu, & Adeeyo, E. S. (2019). Entrepreneurship programmes in higher institutions in Nigeria: Extent of implementation in Rivers State. World Journal of Entrepreneurial Development Studies, 3(1)11-23.

Obi, M. N. & Okekeokosisi, J. C. (2018). Extent of implementation of national entrepreneurship curriculum in tertiary institutions as perceived by educators. American Journal of Education and Learning, 3 (2) 108-115.

Olanipekun, L. O. & Adeyera, B. E. (2018). The impact of entrepreneurship skill acquisition on fresh graduate self-employability status: A study of Olabisi Onabanjo University fresh graduate students. Afribary.com: Retrieved September 15th, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-entrepreneurship-skill-acquisition-on-fresh-graduate-self-employability-status-a-study-of-olabisi-onabanjo-university-fresh-graduate-students-1209

Yahaya, U. (2006). Why we set up entrepreneurship studies in University. Abuja: Monograph (2).

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v0i0.2732


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2019 Faith Ogechukwu Okoye, Daniel Chigozie Duru

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright © 2015-2023. European Journal of Education Studies (ISSN 2501 - 1111) is a registered trademark of Open Access Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

This journal is a serial publication uniquely identified by an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) serial number certificate issued by Romanian National Library (Biblioteca Nationala a Romaniei). All the research works are uniquely identified by a CrossRef DOI digital object identifier supplied by indexing and repository platforms. All authors who send their manuscripts to this journal and whose articles are published on this journal retain full copyright of their articles. All the research works published on this journal are meeting the Open Access Publishing requirements and can be freely accessed, shared, modified, distributed and used in educational, commercial and non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).