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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | .
The Nexus between Entrepreneurship Education and Socio-economic Development of Enugu State Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic
Joy Chikaodili Omaliko, Jovita Chinelo Ejimonye
Pages: 2610-2619
Entrepreneurship Education has both social and economic benefits. It produces knowledge that enables individuals to identify problems and find creative solutions. Similarly, it highlights the importance of having better livelihood, participating in societal issues, and gives sound meaning to the socio-economic development of the society. In this study, we examine the relationship between entrepreneurship education and socio-economic development of Enugu State in the midst of covid-19 pandemic. The study used a quantitative research approach, whereby a sample of 115 marketing and economics students was drawn from the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu. To select the school, simple random sampling was used while purposive sampling technique was used to reach the respondents. A structured questionnaire formed the instrument for data collection. Findings confirmed that entrepreneurship education is apt for the socio-economic development of Enugu State. Also, results showed that the covid-19 pandemic has devastating effects on the socio-economic development of Enugu State. Based on these findings therefore, it is recommended that in as much as tertiary institutions have adopted entrepreneurship education in their curriculum, there is urgent need to integrate such at all levels of education. The study also calls for the government to nurture the learning environment by providing working digital technologies that will help to incorporate more creativity and innovation into entrepreneurship education in this COVID-19 pandemic period.
Covid-19 Pandemic, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education, Livelihood, Socio-Economic Development.