EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING CORE-SKILLS ACQUISITION ON GRADUATES’ SELF-EMPLOYABILITY IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
Keywords:entrepreneurship, core-skills acquisition, graduate self-employability, vocational training
Globally, youths unemployment is a negate to socio- political and economic development of a given societies. This challenge has affected African socio-economic development including Nigeria. The problem of unemployment has spread not only among the youths but to various cultures, ethnics, race, gender and religious. The government of Nigeria developed a policy framework for youth’s entrepreneurship, purposely to reduce the problem of unemployment among the youths. The policy came up with the creation of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in 1986 and the work for yourself programmed (WFYP) in 1987. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The relevant data for the study were collected with aid of questionnaires among purposely selected students in north central public university and eight (8) Directors of entrepreneurship centers. In all a total of 382 respondents participate in the research. Quantitative data generated was analyzed using descriptive statistic measurement of data presentation. The finding of the study revealed that theoretical training is the mostly available entrepreneurship training among the students in public universities in north central, Nigeria. Based on the finding of the study, it was recommended that university administrators should partner with the community so as to lessen the burden of recruiting core-skill personal that can aid effective vocational and practical training.
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