Entrepreneurial Education and sustainable national development: The gap between policy and implementation
Dr. Gladys Charles-Ogan, Ejiofor-Chima Ngozi Ann
The study tends to investigate constraints to the successful implementation of entrepreneurial education in secondary schools. It is a descriptive survey research with a sample size of 130. Two research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. The instrument was questionnaire titled Constraints to Implementation of Entrepreneurial Education (CIEE) consisting 20 items. The respondents were selected through random sampling technique from teachers in Port Harcourt Local Area of Rivers State. Mean score and the standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while the hypothesis was tested using Z test. The result of the findings indicated a significant difference between financial, administrative constraints and implementation of entrepreneurial education, identifying the constraints as militating factors to the programme. Based on the findings it was recommended that government should provide funds for procurement of instructional materials, training of teachers, equipment and maintenance of facilities.