Entrepreneurship education and young female adults in Nigeria

Prince C. Agwu, Oscar N. Atumah, Uzoma O. Okoye

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In respect to achieving balance between human needs and scarce resources, entrepreneurship is increasingly becoming the acceptable order. People tend to be dissatisfied with earnings from salaries and wages, and employers are downsizing in a bid to accommodate the economic realities of present times. It has always been of concern that females who grapple with the consequences of patriarchy, homemaking and frail dispositions tend to fall below the pecking order of wealth creation. Thus, this paper asserts the importance entrepreneurship education from formal and informal platforms to surmount challenges faced by young female adults as they weigh on their abilities to create wealth. It recommends the use of mentorship, informal entrepreneurship education, wider entrepreneurship education coverage, community services and full fledge entrepreneurship education package to encourage young females on their quest for entrepreneurship.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event13th Annual Conference of Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria
(FAAN): Education, Youth Empowerment & Entrepreneurship
- University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
Duration: 13 Nov 201616 Nov 2016
Conference number: 13


Conference13th Annual Conference of Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria
Abbreviated titleFAAN
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