Odunayo Funke Lawal(1), Wasiu Adekunle Lawal(2),
TECHNOPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION, A PANACEA FOR UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA: AN OVERVIEW
(1) Department of Computer Science Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate, Oyo State.
(2) Department of Economics Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate, Oyo State.
Unemployment is one of the main problems confronting the lives of Nigerian youths both in rural and urban areas. This problem keeps on rising tremendously throughout the year without any appreciative efforts by the government to combat it. Unemployment among the youths led to the growing numbers of unpalatable activities such as drug addicting, prostitute, kidnapping, thuggery but to mention a few. Introduction of technopreneurship education at all educational sectors will serve as an effective weapon to tackle the issue of unemployment in Nigeria. This will help Nigeria youths to stop waiting for white collar job and start up their own small scale technological based business by themselves. The objective of the study is to examine how technopreneurship can serve as an antidote for the problem of unemployment and turn Nigerian youths into job creators rather than job seekers. The study is a narrative review of existing literatures on the technopreneurship education as a panacea to unemployment in Nigeria. The authors opinion as experts supporting the topic was included while the review and opinion were summarized. The study concluded by recommending the following among others: government should equip the tertiary institutions with necessary instructional facilities and infrastructures that will aid teaching and learning of technopreneurship while the tertiary institutions in Nigeria should also strike the balance between theory and practical during technopreneurship education classes.
Unemployment, Technopreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Tertiary Institutions, White collar job
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