COMBATING SKILL CHALLENGES IN BUSINESS EDUCATION THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN ANAMBRA STATE
The study was aimed at determining the adequacy of entrepreneurship skills acquired by NCE business education graduates in combating skill challenges in business education. Two research questions were answered and hypothesis was tested at 0.05 significant level. A descriptive survey design was adopted, with a sample of 189 respondents drawn from the population of 227 respondens consisting of 65 business educators and 119 NCE business education graduates in two colleges of education in Anambra State. The main instrument for
data collection was a structured questionnaire which was validated by experts and with reliability co-efficient of 0.81. The research questions were analyzed using mean with
standard deviation while the hypothesis was analyzed using the t-test. It was also revealed that business education graduates were equipped adequately with entrepreneurship skills to
combat skill challenges in Anambra State. However, it was revealed that NCE graduates lacked certain entrepreneurship skills. It was recommended that private successful entrepreneurs should be involved in the training so that they could share their practical experiences with the students on how they started. Besides the students should be guided in their placement for Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) to their areas of study and in good business enterprises.