UNIZIK JOURNAL OF BUSINESS 2(1) 2019 DOI: 10.36108/unizikjb/9102.20.0130
BUSINESS EDUCATION MENTORING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT: A TOOL FOR NATIONAL GROWTH IN OYO STATE
Olatunji John Adeleye
The College of Education, Lanlate, Oyo State, Nigeria
Business Education and entrepreneurship are regarded as two of the most important driving forces of welfare development in our nation. In the National Policy on Education in Nigeria, government to a great extent see Business Education and entrepreneurship as a crucial vehicle that drive the nation towards future economic growth. A key factor for future innovativeness and growth in society is the supply of competent individuals that are motivated, especially among Business Education students to become entrepreneurs inside and outside of established organizations. A total of 350 of 791 students in the population were selected through simple random sampling from Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Federal College (Special) Oyo, and The College of Education, Lanlate, Oyo State. Questionnaire was the instrument used for the data collection. Mean score, standard deviation and t-test were used for data analysis. The results indicated that Business Education mentoring was rated ‘well taught’ while entrepreneurship education was rated Poorly taught. The results of the test of null hypothesis suggested a significant difference in the mean rating of respondents. It was concluded that Business Education students rate Business Education mentoring and entrepreneurship skills Poorly taught as they as contained in the curriculum.
Keywords: Business Education, Entrepreneurship, Mentoring.