Enhancing functional entrepreneurship education among non-business faculties in Ekiti state University, Ado Ekiti

AINA MATTHEW ADEBAYO, State University, Ado-Ekiti
ENIJUNI ANTHONY TOLA, College of Education, IkereEkiti
Abstract
The study investigated the relevance of the available entrepreneurial trades to the non-business faculties. The population of the study was 702 students made up of400 level students who had completed all the entrepreneurship courses in the faculties of law, medicine and engineering. Proportionate sampling technique was used to select 30% of the population which was 210. The split half method was used for the reliability test. The data collected were subjected to pearson product moment correlation formula which yielded a coefficient of 0.85. The appropriateness of the trades exposed to students, expected related entrepreneurship trades and possession of interpersonal skills needed by successful entrepreneurs were measured. The results of the analysis revealed that entrepreneurial trades exposed to students in the non-business faculties are not appropriate to their courses. The finding showed that there are other entrepreneurial trades that can motivate them to become entrepreneurs. It is concluded that there is the need to expand the list of entrepreneurial trades to cater for the non-business faculties. Thus, the study recommended that related entrepreneurial trades such as business registration services, sales of medical textbooks/equipment’s e-waste recycling, among others should be added to the existing trades at the entrepreneurship centre for promoting entrepreneurship among non-business faculties.

Keywords: entrepreneurship education, functional, non-business faculties, undergraduates

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AINA, MATTHEW ADEBAYO is a Nigerian, a lecturer in the Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, in Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. He is a holder of B.Sc. Ed. (Hons), M. Ed. and Ph.D. Degrees in Business Education (with specialisation in Office Technology and Management) all from University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. He is a certified member of the Teachers' Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and a professional member of the Association of Business Educators of Nigeria (ABEN). He has published many research articles at local, national and international levels.

ENIJUNI, ANTHONY TOLA is a Nigerian, a lecturer in the Department of Business Education, College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. He holds M.Ed. Business Education of the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. He is currently holding Ph.D. Business Education student (with specialization in Accounting) of Kwara State University, Malete. He is a registered member of Teachers' Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and a professional member of the Association of Business Educators of Nigeria (ABEN). He has authored many articles in learned journals at national and international levels.
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