Ifeanyichukwu Emmanuel Nwabueze, Jerome Anyanwu


This study examined entrepreneurship implementation strategies and university students’ job creation plans in Rivers State. Two research questions and two corresponding null hypotheses guided the study. The theoretical position was anchored on the: Structural Functional” theory propounded by Gabriel Almond in (1965). This study adopted a descriptive survey design with a population of all the (3) three universities in Rivers State. A stratified random sampling technique was used to draw a sample size of 259 university lecturers representing 10% of the entire population. A 27 items self-designed questionnaire tagged: Entrepreneurship Implementation Strategies and University Students’ Job Creation Plans Questionnaire (EISUSJCPQ)” was used for data collection. Test-retest technique was used to determine the reliability of the instrument which yielded a coefficient index of 0.84 using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (r) which is high, reliable and adequate for the study. The findings revealed inter alia: Provision of practical skills for job creation, provision of functional knowledge for self-reliance, training of university students for job creation plans and engaging university students for research work are the ways functional curriculum and entrepreneurship programme centres implementation strategies enhance university students job creation plans in Rivers State. Based on the findings, it was recommended that government and other stakeholders in education should establish entrepreneurial programme centres where students should exhibit financial skills, business skills, public relations skills and competencies to start a business.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v8i12.4129


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