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Title:
EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT ON EMPLOYMENT GENERATION OF STUDENTS IN NILE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA: A THEMATIC ANALYSIS APPROACH

Authors:
Umar Abbas Ibrahim; Bello Umar

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1Umar Abbas Ibrahim, PhD; 2Bello Umar
1,2. Department of Business Administration, Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja

MLA 8
Ibrahim, Umar Abbas, and Bello Umar. "EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT ON EMPLOYMENT GENERATION OF STUDENTS IN NILE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA: A THEMATIC ANALYSIS APPROACH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 12, Dec. 2019, pp. 7269-7283, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=555. Accessed Dec. 2019.
APA
Ibrahim, U., & Umar, B. (2019, December). EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT ON EMPLOYMENT GENERATION OF STUDENTS IN NILE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA: A THEMATIC ANALYSIS APPROACH. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(12), 7269-7283. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=555
Chicago
Ibrahim, Umar Abbas, and Bello Umar. "EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT ON EMPLOYMENT GENERATION OF STUDENTS IN NILE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA: A THEMATIC ANALYSIS APPROACH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 12 (December 2019), 7269-7283. Accessed December, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=555.

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Abstract:
The study explored entrepreneurial development as a viable option for employment generation of students in Nile University of Nigeria. The level of entrepreneurship education and training exposes students to more entrepreneurial knowledge and skill acquisition which in turn enhances entrepreneurial intentions and hence employment creation through self-employment. The qualitative research was used through methodological triangulation by using semi structured interviews, participant observation and field notes. A total of thirty-two (32) students were sampled out of which only 21 responded and used ad-verbatim for analysis. The analysis revealed that there is significant relationship between entrepreneurship development activities in Nile University and employment generation among sampled students. The findings suggest that final year students have been prepared future challenges in entrepreneurship. They have learned new knowledge and skills through entrepreneurship education and training throughout the period of study at the University. Some students who are already self-employed are trying to expand their enterprise. It was recommended that emphasise should be put on practical training of students, ensure that the set objectives are being met effectively before the graduation of students in order to avoid leaving school with theoretical knowledge alone, and they should be made to understand that entrepreneurship is an alternative career path and an avenue for self-employment and job creation.