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The influence of entrepreneurship education among senior secondary school students in Billiri LGA of Gombe State

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This study examined the influence of entrepreneurship education among secondary school students. Entrepreneurship education if seen as then key driven factor to the economy of any nation, that is why the Federal Government through the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) introduced entrepreneurship education in secondary schools with the sole aim of providing students with skills and attitudes that will make them self-reliance as well as employers of labour. A survey research design was used and a simple random sampling techniques was employed to select 100 students from all the senior secondary schools in Billiri LGA of Gombe State. The instrument for data collection was a 21 item questionnaire designed on a four points likert scale. The data were analysed using mean, standard deviation and Pearson coefficient. The findings revealed that entrepreneurship education has an influence on students’ self-reliance as well as it motivate students to be job creators. Furthermore, the result of the hypothesis shows that there is no significant relationship between male and female students on their view on the influence of entrepreneurship education on students’ self-reliance but it shows a significant relationship exist between public and private schools students on their view on the influence of entrepreneurship education on students’ self -reliance. Based on the findings the following recommendations were made that government should increase the funding of entrepreneurship education in our schools, adequate and experience qualified teachers should be recruited to teach entrepreneurship subjects in our secondary schools, teachers that specialized in the fields among others.
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  • Department of Visual Art, Federal Government College, Billiri, PMB 007, Gombe State, Nigeria
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