Growing Metalwork Craft Businesses through the Lens of Entrepreneurship Education


Entrepreneurship Educationtion
Metalwork Craft Businesses
School-based Enterprise

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Arikpo Sampson Venatius, Aede Hatib Musta’amal, Ogumbe Boniface Ekwok, & Otu Aniema Edet. (2020). Growing Metalwork Craft Businesses through the Lens of Entrepreneurship Education. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Research, 4(1), 4-9.
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The problems of unemployment and poverty among technical education graduates require students to develop employability skills. One way of solving these problems is through the effective teaching of entrepreneurship education, especially at technical-based higher institutions. The research adopted the narrative review approach that seeks to give an understanding of current knowledge on the rationale of metalwork craft, the concept of entrepreneurship education, school-based enterprise and their usefulness for graduates’ employment and productivity in Nigerian. The review showed that entrepreneurship education in the Nigerian higher education institutions seems to be more about creating entrepreneurship awareness, as against the practical approach, which is a means for developing entrepreneurship skills. Some challenges were highlighted that impede the successful implementation of entrepreneurship studies in Nigeria and recommendations made towards the practical realization of entrepreneurship education in our higher institutions.


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