Entrepreneurship And Entrepreneurship Education As Veritable Tools For Combating Poverty And Enhancing National Development

Daniel A. Wankar

Business Education Department,

College of Education Katsina-Ala, Benue state.

The success or failure of any government regime depends on the extent to which the masses are empowered and emancipated socially and economically. The Nigerian government has flooded the country with poverty alleviation programmes over the years, aimed at breaking the shackles of poverty that have held the vast majority of Nigerians captive. In spite of these laudable efforts, available evidence indicates that poverty level in Nigeria is still on the increase. This is principally due to the absence of entrepreneurship education which should equip the targeted beneficiaries with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities to start and run their business ventures to fast-track economic development. It is therefore advocated that for any sustainable development in Nigeria to occur, substantial efforts must be put into entrepreneurship education as the bedrock of the nation’s education programme.

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