School Plant Utilization and Entrepreneurial Skill Acquisition Among Secondary Scholl Students in Akoko Zonal Education Area of Ondo State, Nigeria

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Olatunji Sabitu Alimi


Entrepreneurial skill acquisition is a major innovation of the new National Policy on Education. It is believed that skill acquisition is an antidote to secondary school students’ graduate unemployment. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between school plant utilization and entrepreneurial skill acquisition among secondary school students in Akoko Zonal Education Area (ZEA) of Ondo State. Five hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Eight secondary schools were selected in Akoko ZEA, Ondo State through simple random sampling technique. Two sets of instruments: A set of questionnaire on school plant utilization and students’ entrepreneurial skill acquisition was designed for the study. Data were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) and multiple regressions. All hypotheses were tested at a significant level of 0.05. The study revealed that there is a low but positive relationship between school plant utilization and entrepreneurial skill acquisition among secondary school students. It was also revealed that utilization of basic amenities, school site, school plant, library, laboratory and utilization of classrooms have no joint influence on entrepreneurial skill acquisition among the students. However, each of the variables made significant contribution to the prediction of entrepreneurial skill acquisition. The utilization of library facilities has the highest predictor (60%), while the least is utilization of basic amenities (18%) It was recommended among others that school libraries should be enriched by governments at all levels and other stakeholders in order to achieve higher levels of entrepreneurial skill acquisition among students.

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Part II. Entrepreneurial Education


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