ROLE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN TACKLING UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM IN KADUNA STATE (A CASE STUDY OF ZANGO KATAF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA)

ABSTRACT

Entrepreneurship education is the most social problems with practical culture as well as economic consequence. It is the recognition of this effect that the government came out with various programmes to solve problem. The purpose or objectives of the study are as follows; to find out what extent the entrepreneurship education has created employment opportunities. To find out degree of entrepreneurship education in tackling unemployment problem. The significance of this study is that entrepreneurship education helps to reduce unemployment and poverty in a nation. Entrepreneurship education is a deal for any nation or state. this is because it would burst the economics of the nation or state. The limitation of the study however has to do with the fact that conducting a research study of this magnitude is not an easy task combining lecturers and at the same time conducting research demand sufficient time. Population is that universe to which the investigation wishes to make generalization, which is the total of all the observation with which the investigator is concerned. The population of this study comprises of the total number of all staff of ZangoKataf local government area Kaduna state with the staff strength of  two hundred and thirty three (233) which include both senior and junior staffs. The questionnaire method will be use to obtain information form the sample population using survey method research design. A questionnaire consist of a question relating to the aim and objectives of the study and the hypothesis to the verified which are present to the respondents in order to obtain information.

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page     –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           i

Declaration –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           ii

Certification            –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           iii

Dedication   –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           iv

Acknowledgement             –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           v

Abstract        –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           vi

Table of content     –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           vii

CHAPTER ONE

1.0       Introduction            –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           1

1.1       Background of the study –           –           –           –           –           –           –           1

1.2       Statement of the problem            –           –           –           –           –           –           2

1.3       Aims and objectives of the study            –           –           –           –           –           3

1.4       Significance of the study –           –           –           –           –           –           –           3

1.5       Scope and limitation of the study          –           –           –           –           –           4

1.6       Research hypothesis          –           –           –           –           –           –           –           4

1.7       Definition of key terms     –           –           –           –           –           –           –           4

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

2.1       Introduction            –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           6

2.2      Historical background of the case study          –           –           –           –           6

2.3      Review of literature           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           9

2.4      Theoretical framework     –                –     –           –           –           –           –          17

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1       Introduction            –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           19

3.2      Research design      –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           19

3.3      Population of the study    –           –           –           –           –           –           –           23

3.4      Sample size –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           23

3.5      Sampling techniques        –           –           –           –           –           –           –           24

3.6      Sources of data collection            –           –           –           –           –           –           27

3.7      Method of data collection            –           –           –           –           –           –           27

3.8      Method of data analysis   –           –           –           –           –           –           –           27

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1       Introduction            –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           28

4.2      Data presentation and analysis –           –           –           –           –           28

4.3      Test of hypothesis –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           30

4.4      Discussion findings                       –           –           –           –           –           –           31

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1       Introduction            –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           32

5.2      Summary      –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           32

5.3      Conclusion   –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           33

5.4      Recommendations             –           –           –           –           –           –           –           33

Bibliography            –           –           –           –           –           –           –           –           35

 

 

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

1.1       Background to the Study

Education is the key to national development. This is because it unlocks the economic potentials of the people, empowers and equips individuals in society to participate in, and benefit from their national economic facilities economic development and provides the basis for transformation. Education is the essential tool for sustainability. The present global economic crises suggest that the entire world is in war between financial/qualitative education and catastrophe.(Alwaong 2010).

Entrepreneurship education as part of the total educational system is the type of education that involves the acquisition of skills, idea and management abilities necessary for transformation or job creation. An entrepreneur promotes employment rather than seeking for an employment. Therefore, there is a need to embrace this type of education and provide all the necessary resources needed to make functional, quality entrepreneurship education which could be used as a tool for fighting the war against poverty and employment in Nigeria.

Education is said to be qualitative when the input such as students, teachers, finance, facilities and equipments are converted through teaching and learning (theory and practical) and produce a desirable output. The output is better equipped to serve themselves and the society. The quality of input influence to a large extent the quality of output in other words, the quality of the input of entrepreneurship education such as teachers, student and infrastructural facilities will influence greatly, the output. (Olorunmolu 2010)

Therefore quality entrepreneurship education will enhance job creation which will subsequently reduce unemployment, poverty and social vices in Nigeria. This will also help to improve the standard of living hence promote social, economic and political development in Nigeria which is the cardinal objective of millennium development goals. (M.D. G. S.) Also, for the recipient of entrepreneurship education to be a job creator rather than job seeker, he might acquire essential basic skills and attitude which will enable him to function as an entrepreneur.

1.2       Research Question/Research hypothesis

  1. Does entrepreneurship education bring about development in Zangon Kataf Local Government?
  2. Does entrepreneurship reduce the rate of unemployment in Kaduna state?
  3. What are the skills that can make entrepreneurs to reduce unemployment rate?
  4. What are the benefits of entrepreneurial education to Nigerian graduates?
  5. Does entrepreneurship education help individuals to be independent in terms of income earning?

 

1.3       Statement of the Problem

Education in Nigeria devoid of the element crucial to averting the surging rate of unemployment in the country is the breeding of psychological dependence on direct access to money. Entrepreneurship development through education will avail the economy of the nation.  Much credence should be given to it with focus on profitability personal development. Hence the growth of violence poverty and segregation amongst citizens because the educational system itself fails to empower the ones passing through it.

This should be the core message of the evolving educational policy of Nigeria which is devoid of a system of education that emphasizes on the need to culture the countries young through the knowledge of rudimentary entrepreneurial development, common cultural heritage and identification of exploitable strengths of structures, system and cultures of others.

1.3       Aims and Objective of the Study

The study aims at evaluating and assessing the success of Zongo Kataf Local Government entrepreneurship centre in tackling unemployment problem in Kaduna state. This specific objective of the study is as follows:-

  1. To find out the extent to which entrepreneurship education has created employment opportunities in zangon kataf local government area of Kaduna state.
  2. To find out the extent which entrepreneurship education has  tackled unemployment problems in zangon kataf local government area of Kaduna state
  • Identify skills that can make the people in the study area entrepreneurs to reduce unemployment rate.
  1. To examine the benefits of entrepreneurial education among the people of zangon kataf local government area of Kaduna state.
  2. To describe the challenges faced by the individuals in entrepreneurial education.
  3. To suggest ways by which the entrepreneurship education can be improve upon.

1.4       Significance of the study

The following are the significance of the study:

  1. To the students: Entrepreneurship education provides the students with the necessary skills and knowledge that will enable them setup a business which will eventually make the successful entrepreneurs.
  2. To the Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurship education provides the entrepreneurs with knowledge, skills, ideas and management abilities for job creation to deserving individuals.
  3. To the Government: The Knowledge of entrepreneurship education will assist the government to enhance job creation to reduce unemployment among graduates upon graduation. It will ensure stable national growth in the provision of employment options for Nigerian graduates.