Sky Journals of Educational Research Vol. 5(1), pp. 012-017, January, 2017. Available online http://www.skyjournals.org/SJER

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Full Length Research Paper

Female entrepreneurship education as a strategy for ameliorating the security challenge in Yobe state

 

Okpachu, A. S., Asa, H. and Adamu, B. A

 

Federal College of Education (Technical), Potiskum, Yobe State, Nigeria.

 

*Corresponding author. E-mail: steve_okpachu@yahoo.com.   

 

 

Accepted 28 January, 2017

Abstract

The spate of insecurity in Yobe state has left many women widows without any skill for a source of livelihood. Hence, this study examined the interplay of female entrepreneurship education as a strategy to ameliorate the security challenge in Yobe State. The study employed a descriptive research design with the aid of a structured questionnaire to elicit response from the respondents. 50 female students and 10 lecturers were selected using simple random sampling techniques. The result revealed that female entrepreneurship education can be used as a tool to ameliorate security challenge in the study area. Also it was found out that the curriculum can impact skills in the female students. There was no difference in opinions between students and lecturers that female entrepreneurship education can ameliorate security challenge. The study concludes that female entrepreneurship education is a veritable for ameliorating the security challenge in Yobe State. The study recommended that stake holders should advocate special entrepreneurship education for female students and introduction of innovative curricula such as in Civic Education, Family living Education, and Entrepreneurship Education which will help to bridge the gap between people’s knowledge, the society and practice.

Key words:
Security challenge, female entrepreneurship education, skill acquisition.
 

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