Nnadi, F.N., Chikaire, J.U., Ani,A.O., Echetama, J.A.
The study aimed at identifying the entrepreneurial activities, skills and abilities available for
promoting Agricultural Extension in South- East Nigeria. Data were collected from 250
Agricultural extension education students in five (5) institutions of higher learning in South-East
Nigeria. Questionnaire was used to elicit information from the respondents and data were
analysed using descriptive tools such as percentages, mean and standard deviation. Results
showed that numerous opportunities exist in extension education entrepreneurial course. Such
opportunities included crop production (100%), fish rearing (96.4%), poultry production (100%),
film making, photography, agro- processing among other. Skills needed in extension
entrepreneurial activities included communication skill with mean of 2.66, decision-making
(M=2.60), ability to teach (M= 2.35), write scripts (M=2.30) among others. Qualities such as
flexibility, creativity, ability to learn, problem solving are needed to build strong entreprise.
Also, training and education, facilitating link, advisory services were among the roles extension
play for entrepreneurship development. It was recommended that extension pre-service training
curriculum be reviewed to provide for an all inclusive development in activities, skills and
abilities of the graduates as well as de-emphasizing public sector employment on graduation
among prospective graduates in the cause of their programme.