The Need to Incorporate Entrepreneurship Education into Chemistry Curriculum for Colleges of Education in Nigeria

Onyirioha Nneka Nwakaego, Amina M. Kabiru

Abstract


The need to develop entrepreneurial skills among NCE chemistry graduates of Colleges of Education has become imperative due to the growing graduate unemployment and world economic recession.  Chemistry in schools were taught using inappropriate methods which have failed to expose students to the economic relevance of chemistry and to develop in the student the skills inherent in chemistry education.  This paper tried to look at entrepreneurship education, the need to develop entrepreneurial skills in NCE chemistry graduates.  It highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship education.  It identified some entrepreneurial skills that chemistry graduates can undertake on a large scale for self reliance.  The paper also looked at some teacher factors that seem to affect entrepreneurial skills development in chemistry education and provided some strategies that could help in developing entrepreneurial skills in chemistry education.  Some recommendations were also given.

 

Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Chemistry Education, Colleges of Education


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