ACQUISITION OF EMPLOYABLE SKILLS THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSmp EDUCATION AS PANACEA FOR POVERTY REDUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Entrepreneurship education is a viable alternative framework for poverty reduction through self-employment. This is because it prepares individuals to undertake sustainable
development activities that lift persons from levels of low status to higher values with improved recognition. Acquisition of employable skills through entrepreneurship education
enhances opportunities for meaningful living. The essential needs of the people will be met as each person gets involved in sustainable development efforts that will reduce poverty. Skill acquisition is the getting of new knowledge and skills, which are needed and relevant
for self-employment for poverty reduction. Entrepreneurship education is a crucial tool for youth is unemployment problems and economic empowerment, which will lead to measureable and sustainable development. Conclusion was drawn that acquisition of employable skills through entrepreneurship education was the actual solution to poverty reduction and sustainable national development. Recommendations made included: 1. tertiary institutions should mount well-funded and equipped entrepreneurship education
programme and that dignity of labour should be vigorously pursued by all persons. 2.Sustainable development is targeted at improving the living standard of the people through creative and intelligent use of human and material resources to transform the society from a
state of backwardness to a better prosperous condition of living.