PROBLEMS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN HOME AND RURAL ECONOMICS EDUCATION
BACKGROUND OF STUDY
Nigeria has faced numerous challenges as a developing country, including inadequate healthcare, poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, poor infrastructure and over-reliance on oil, crime, corruption, poor macroeconomic management, political instability, and so on.
These are unquestionably a challenge to the educational system. National Diploma (ND) programs, which are available at the country’s tertiary level of education, are designed to produce highly motivated, conscientious, and effective classroom instructors for all levels of the Nigerian educational system, among other things.
b. Give graduates the intellectual and professional foundation they need for their position, as well as the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances (F.R.N, 1998). As a result, the ND program should assist students in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to perform at their best.
in a constantly changing environment.
Home and Rural Economics is an ND program that is typically offered as part of Vocational and Technical Education. Home and rural economies apply knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines, including pure, applied, and behavioral sciences, arts, and agriculture, to the family and its surroundings.
Home and Rural Economic Education graduates are expected to be prepared not only for teaching, but also for adaptable job settings, including self-employment. Surprisingly, one solution to unemployment is the formation of self-employment (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) (UNE-SCO, 1997). Self-employment, on the other hand, necessitates, among other things, entrepreneurial knowledge, mindset, and abilities. This necessitates entrepreneurial training.
Fortunately, Nigeria’s federal government has recognized the significance of
Entrepreneurship is a driving force behind technological advancements and productivity growth. As a result, the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the National Diploma (ND) have proposed four (4) credit units of entrepreneurial studies in the Draft, Benchmark, and Minimum Academic Standard for the school of Applied Science, where Home and Rural Economics is located. This is a significant step forward that will have far-reaching implications for both students and instructors of Home and Rural Economics.
However, Lemeh and Anyakoha (2006) emphasized that in order to achieve the goal of incorporating entrepreneurial courses into the ND Home and Rural Economics curriculum, solutions for successful course integration must be developed.
As a result, entrepreneurship has become a critical issue in national development. Home and rural economic entrepreneurs
It is expected that you have the fundamental knowledge and skills required for certain vocations or occupations.
However, mastery of a skill or process, or even the injection of additional: 1 capital, is insufficient to ensure the survival of an enterprise (Ikemefuna, 1991).
It is impossible to overstate the importance of identifying entrepreneurial issues in Home and Rural Economics.
SUMMARY OF PROBLEMS
Unfortunately, because they have not been exposed to entrepreneurship, the majority of Home and Rural Economics graduates are unable to work for themselves.
Many graduates of Home and Rural Economics were undoubtedly fearful of starting their own businesses because they lacked entrepreneurial skills.
According to Odo (1998), a study on higher education and work with a focus on Home and Rural Economics, 26.6 percent of undergraduates are self-sufficient.
I’d like to work for myself. According to data collected from Home and Rural Economics graduates, only 13% went on to start their own businesses after graduation. However, current employment statistics show that only 6.6% of people are self-employed, implying that some of these businesses have failed. These findings suggest that Home and Rural Economics Entrepreneurs may face challenges.
The most difficult tasks in Home and Rural Economics are identifying the issues that pose various types of challenges and hazards to people, families, and society as a whole, and then properly addressing them (Anyakoha, 2002).
The Goal of the Research
To investigate entrepreneurship challenges in Home and Rural Economics Education.
As a result, the goals will be to;
1. Describe the idea of entrepreneurship.
characteristics of a business owner
3. Demonstrate the importance of entrepreneurship in Home and Rural Economics.
4. Identify the entrepreneurship challenges in Home and Rural Economics.
5. Make suggestions for improving entrepreneurship in Home and Rural Economics.
The Importance Of The Research
The importance of this study would be significant achievement for Anambra State’s higher education students studying Home and Rural Economics. Some of our society’s problems, such as corruption, poverty, and unemployment, will be eliminated if individuals learn how to be self-employed by developing entrepreneurial skills.
1. What are the fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship?
2. What are the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur?
3. Where does entrepreneurship fit into Home and Rural Economics?
4. What are the difficulties of entrepreneurship?
in Rural and Home Economics?
5. What suggestions are there for increasing entrepreneurship in Home and Rural Economics?
The Study’s Scope and Limitations
It is simply impossible to sample all of the Home and Rural Economics graduates in Anambra State in such a short period of time. However, a representative random sample of Home and Rural Economics graduates from Anambra State’s tertiary institutions was obtained.
During the course of this study, researchers encountered the following limitations. Lack of funds was a major issue for the researcher, and students were another issue. Despite several efforts, some students felt uncooperative in responding to the questions, and some of them collected the questions.