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Pages: 4827-4833
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain

FUNCTIONAL CHALLENGES OF HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN NIGERIA: A CASE FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION

B. Afianmagbon, H. Nwosu, L. Nwokocha

Abia State University (NIGERIA)
The curriculum of higher education all over the world is designed to take care of the manpower needs of the society. Hence courses that are mounted are geared towards bridging the gap between the requirements of employers of labour and those of the institutions responsible for producing the graduates. In the absence of jobs therefore, graduates are expected to become self employed by creating jobs for themselves. Today, most countries are experiencing the challenge of unemployment and Nigeria as a nation is not left out. The unemployment situation in Nigeria is perhaps as a result of a mismatch between available jobs and the nature of graduates being produced by the various higher institutions to fill the job order or the vacant positions. One can only guess at the number of unemployed graduates in Nigeria as schools at different times are continuously graduating students. This is despite the fact that Dr. Temi Kali, the statistician general of Nigeria put the number of unemployed graduates as at 2012 at 20.3 million. Since it is not probable for jobs that is commensurate with the number of unemployed graduates be created to accommodate them in the next few years, it is therefore necessary for a curriculum review. This review is in line with entrepreneurial education which is all skill acquisition. Entrepreneurial education will teach basic and practical skills that may lead to self-employment in the face of unemployment in Nigeria...
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B. Afianmagbon, H. Nwosu, L. Nwokocha (2013) FUNCTIONAL CHALLENGES OF HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN NIGERIA: A CASE FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION, EDULEARN13 Proceedings, pp. 4827-4833.
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