Impact of Entrepreneurial Education in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria


Ugwu Nnenna Jovita

Entrepreneurship is a key driver of the economy and wealth. Majority of jobs are created by small business started by entrepreneurial minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses. There are more creative freedom for people who are exposed to entrepreneurship education. There is higher self-esteem, and an overall greater sense of control over their own lives. It is the belief of many experienced business people, political leaders, economists and educators that fostering a robust entrepreneurship culture will maximize individuals and collective economic and social success on a local national and global scale. It is with this in mind that the national standards for entrepreneurship education were developed to prepare youth and adults to succeed in an entrepreneurship economy. Hence, this paper examined the impact of entrepreneurial education on residents of Abakaliki, in Ebonyi state. From the findings, the paper was able to draw the conclusion that entrepreneurial education has the capacity to increase economic growth and reduce poverty and dependence in the area. There is need for relevant authorities to support entrepreneurial educational programme and ensure that is only well qualified educators that handle the programme, across all strata of the educational system in the state.Keywords: Entrepreneurship. Education, Abakaliki, Poverty, Economy.





Ugwu Nnenna Jovita (2023).Impact of Entrepreneurial Education in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. IAA JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES 9(1):1-6.