Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2636-5995
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/IJET
Start Year: 2016

Science education for entrepreneurship and sustainable development: A call for overhaul of government agencies and institutions in Nigeria   |   Article Number: 621ACDFC3   |   Vol.7 (2) - April 2023

Received Date: 05 March 2023   |   Accepted Date: 04 April 2023  |   Published Date: 30 April 2023

Authors:  CYRIL, Matthew* and ORJI, Emmanuel I.

Keywords: sustainable development, entrepreneurship, science education.

Nigeria has a good number of Government Parastatals in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Industrial Development Centers, Federal and States Universities of Science and Technology, and Polytechnics, which are capable of promoting entrepreneurial activities as well as providing entrepreneurship education. Yet much is left to be desired; the epileptic power supply, unprofessionalism in government sectors, corruption by government officials, and the well-celebrated practice of substituting merit for a quota system. The paper discusses the need to overhaul Government Agencies and Institutions in Nigeria to meet the desired Entrepreneurship Education for Sustainable Development. Since skill acquisition is central to entrepreneurship, the paper highlighted the need for qualitative education as means for the attainment of appropriate skills for achieving sustainable development. Four skills relevant to different levels of education were identified. Challenges of entrepreneurship education for sustainable development as well as strategies for achieving entrepreneurship education for sustainable development were discussed. The paper recommends that Government Agencies and Institutions saddled with the responsibility of providing entrepreneurship training in the country should be overhauled.

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