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Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS) (Vol 1 No 1)
Article Title: Entrepreneurship Education and Youth Empowerment In Contemporary Nigeria
by Olajire Adeola Adegun (Mrs) and Comfort Olufunke Akomolafe (Mrs)

Abstract:
Unemployment of young people especially graduates have reached an alarming height in the nation. This is due to the fact that education system is expanding much faster than the economy. The economy is currently shedding jobs more than it creates. Graduate/Youths scrabble for the few available jobs leaving so many unemployed. Youth self employment seems not to be impressive because very few individuals venture into self employment. It is for this reason that the researcher is looking carefully at entrepreneurship education as a way of exposing students to the knowledge of various skills and businesses while in school so that after graduation they become self employed rather than job seekers. The paper discussed the concept of entrepreneurship education and youth empowerment, the youth empowerment strategies, constrains to entrepreneurship education in Nigeria and ways of promoting entrepreneurship among Nigeria youths. It was recommended among others that the entrepreneurial concept should be integrated into the school curriculum from elementary school to post-secondary education. Pedagogy and facilities must be upgraded to deliver the entrepreneurial educational experience and youths must be ready to imbibe entrepreneurship culture at school and when they are out of school as a possible remedy for unemployment.
Keywords: entrepreneurship education, youth empowerment, strategies, unemployment.
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