The Role of Entrepreneurship Education in New Endeavor Establishment in Tertiary Institutions: The Accra Technical University as a Case Study

Richard Sarfo Gyasi, Cai Li, Naomey Serwaa Gyasi, Michael Kobina Gyan, Yvonne Owusu-Ampomah

Abstract


While the number of entrepreneurship in education programmes is growing, their impact is under-researched. In the meantime, researchers paint an unclear picture of its impact. In this quantitative study, the role of entrepreneurship education in new endeavor establishment within the tertiary institutions was examined. Descriptive statistical methods were used to analyze the data obtained from 227 participants who were students and lecturers from the Accra Technical University. The findings revealed that entrepreneurship was/is the core course of the institution and this was taken by most students and with positive mindsets. This was not without challenges from the curriculum, support from the institution, and funds for training. The authors recommend that students of tertiary institutions should be taught and encouraged how to develop attractive business plans that will attract funding. Also, lecturers’ prospective entrepreneurship education should be supported.


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