Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Acquisition of Skills for Self-Employment Among Nigerian Certificate of Education Biology Students for Sustainable Development in Nigeria
This study examines the relevance of Entrepreneurship Education on acquisition of skills for self-employment and sustainable development among NCE Biology students in Federal College of Education, Zaria. Quasi experimental design involving the use of validated Entrepreneurship Education and Skills Acquisition for Self Employment Assessment Scale (ESASAS) with reliability coefficient of 0.70 was adopted for this study. A total number of 35 students randomly selected formed the sample for this study. Students were grouped into three categories: Experiment I - Floriculture, Experiment II – Vegetable Gardening and
Control Group. The training lasted for eight weeks after each students in the three groups were provided with small capital of five thousand Naira each to invest. T-test and ANOVA were used to analyze the data obtained. The result of findings revealed that there is significant effect of Entrepreneurship Education on skills acquisition of students exposed to floriculture, vegetable gardening and those who were not. This study recommends the need for Federal and State Ministries of Education to provide resources for NCE Biology teachers with adequate training in terms of skills required for Entrepreneurship Education in Nigeria.