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      Effect of entrepreneurial education on entrepreneur's intention among Nigerian graduates.

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          This study examined the effect of Entrepreneurial Education on Entrepreneurs Intention among Nigerian graduates, and focused on NYSC batch B posted to Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State as at 2018. Using a population of 104, out of which a sample size of 83 was determined using Taro Yamenes formula. The sample size was distributed using Bowleys formula. Primary data was employed and the instrument used in gathering data was questionnaire. The validity of the researched instrument was ascertained by seeking guidance from his supervisor for vetting before the questionnaires were administered, and also the researcher adopted a pilot survey to check the validity of the measuring instrument. Reliability of the measuring instrument was conducted using split-half method, in which questionnaires were randomly administered to two groups of 10 respondents. The reliability result of 0.512 representing 51.2% was obtained, and the instrument was accepted for use. The variables were statistically analyzed using Simple Linear Regression technique to test the hypotheses using SPSS V.21.0. Undergraduate entrepreneurial courses, seminars and conferences were the predictors variables to starting of new business, discovering of new business and self-employment intentions. The study found that; Undergraduates Entrepreneurial courses has a positive significant relationship with starting of new business (β=0.716, p=0.000), Entrepreneurial seminars has a positive significant relationship with discovering of new business (β=0.323, p=0.000) and Entrepreneurial conferences has a positive significant relationship with self-employment intentions (β=0.523, p=0.000). The study however, recommended that academic institutions, government agencies and corporate bodies should encourage and support training and development of graduates and students respectively through organizing undergraduates entrepreneurial coursess, conferences, seminars, workshops, excursions and siwes to enhance entrepreneurial education which may increase attitude towards starting of new business, discovering of new ideas and opportunities and also for them to develop high sense of self-reliance in order to reduce the problem of unemployment among Nigerian graduates.

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          ScienceOpen Preprints
          ScienceOpen
          20 November 2020
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Business Administration, Federal University wukari,Taraba State, Nigeria.
          [2 ] Department of Business Administration, Federal University wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria.
          [3 ] Department of Business Administration, Federal University wukari,
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          10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPB7V8T.v1

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          Social & Behavioral Sciences

          Entrepreneurial education, Entrepreneurial seminars, Intentions, Entrepreneurial conference

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