Published on September 2020 | Education

Developing entrepreneurship skills in senior secondary school students: Veritable tools for community development in Kano metropolis, Nigeria
Authors: Yunusa Uba Muhammad, Hadiza Mukhtar Bugaje, Fatima Shehu Yakasai
Journal Name: Journal of Educational Research in Developing Areas
Volume: 1 Issue: 1 Page No: 06-19
Indexing: Google Scholar

Purpose: The study examined the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in developing entrepreneurial skills in Senior Secondary School students for community development in Kano Metropolis, Nigeria. Methodology: The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population was made up of teachers in all the public secondary schools in Kano Metropolis Area of Kano State. The samples consisted of 346 teachers randomly selected from public senior secondary schools in Kano metropolis. A twenty items structured questionnaire titled “Developing Entrepreneurship Skills in Secondary School Students for Community Development Questionnaire (DESSSSCDQ)” was used for data collection. Its validity and reliability were established using Cronbach’s alpha method and the value obtained was 0.82. The data collected were analyzed using Mean (), standard deviation (SD) and t-test statistical tools. Results: The results indicated that most teachers strongly opined that Entrepreneurship Education was effective in developing entrepreneurial skills in Senior Secondary School students for community development. Dearth of qualified entrepreneurship teachers, instructional facilities, inadequate funding were some of the challenges facing the effective teaching of entrepreneurship education in senior secondary schools. The result also showed no significant difference in the mean opinions of male and female Senior Secondary School Teachers on the role of Entrepreneurship Education for community development (t(344)= 0.612, P = 0.584 > 0.05). Recommendations/Classroom Implications: It was recommended among others that facilities needed to teach Entrepreneurship Education should be made available in schools so as to ensure that needed skills will be acquired for sustainable community development.

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