ENHANCING ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETENCIES OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION GRADUATES OF FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION TECHNICAL (OMOKU) FOR SELF EMPLOYMENT IN RIVERS STATE
Keywords:entrepreneurial competencies, College of Education, construction occupation
The study was designed to determine ways of enhancing entrepreneurial competencies of building construction graduate of Federal College of Education (Technical) Omoku, River
State. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated for the study. Survey research design was used for the study. A 15 item questionnaire was used to elicit responses from 6 respondents, who were 30 lecturers and 30 renounce entrepreneur in the locality. The reliability of the instruments was determined using Cronbach alpha which yielded a reliability
coefficient of 0.69. Mean with standard deviation were used to answer the research question while t-test statistics was used to test the null hypothesis. The study revealed that training/retraining of graduates will help enhance their entrepreneurial competencies in the
building construction occupation. Also the graduates require fund for entrepreneurial activities like opening of marketing/block moulding industry or selling building materials amongst other. It was recommended therefore, that training/retraining programs should be organised by the government for graduates of building construction of colleges of education
(Technical). Also, those building construction graduates of colleges of education (Technical) should be motivated by the government for effective performance in their occupation.