EMPOWERING BUSINESS EDUCATION GRADUATES THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN NIGERIA
This study provided a basic framework for empowering business education graduates by developing in them requisite skills that will make them become self-reliant in the face of the downward trend in global economic activities characterized by long unemployment in Nigeria. Fundamental to achieving this objective, is the
integration of entrepreneurship education into the business education curriculum as a core course. The paper also discussed the conceptual framework of
empowerment and entrepreneurship in order to provide an understanding of the two concepts and the need for integrating these concepts into the business education programme. The paper also came up with some recommendations such as, entrepreneurship education, should be structured in a way to provide the beneficiary
with basic skills required in the quick identification of business opportunities to take advantage of them and skill instructors in entrepreneurial abilities should be employed and deplored to institutions offering business education to teach.