UNIVERSITIES ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAMME AND GRADUATES EMPLOYMENT CREATION IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA
UNIVERSITIES ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAMME AND GRADUATES EMPLOYMENT CREATION IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

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1Adeola Afonja & 2Oyekunle Yinusa
Department of Adult Education
University of Lagos, Nigeria
1aafonja@unilag.edu.ng,
2yoyekunle@unilag.edu.ng

Abstract
This study investigated the universities entrepreneurship education programme and graduate’s employment creation in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised university graduates in Lagos State who are running part-time postgraduate courses. A total of 350
were sampled randomly among the University of Lagos part-time postgraduate students. One research question and hypothesis each was raised and postulated respectively to guide the study. A self-constructed questionnaire titled “University Entrepreneurship Programme and Graduates Employment Creation Questionnaire” (UEPGECQ) was designed for data collection. The reliability coefficient of 0.87 was obtained for the instrument using Cronbach’s Alpha at 0.05 significance level. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed that university entrepreneurship education programme did not have significant relationship with employment creation by graduates in Lagos State. The study recommended that university entrepreneurship education must be designed to meet the needs of; and that the teaching of entrepreneurship skills and values must be done by
lecturers who possess the use of appropriate pedagogy.


Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Graduates Employment, Employment Creation