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Empowering Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Through Entrepreneurship Education

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 6)

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Page : 657-661


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Nigeria is a nation of paradox, blessed with enormous wealth, but larger proportion of the citizens live in abject poverty and face worsening unemployment partly due to the activities of insurgency, cattle rustling, natural disasters and illiteracy. In a bid to mitigate the scourge of poverty and unemployment, previous regimes initiated diverse poverty reductions polices (PRPs) with the objectives of boasting industrial production and level of employment thereby checkmating joblessness, hopelessness and crime. Despite the various PRPs, the hydra-monster poverty and unemployment have remained endemic judging by official statistics published by reliable bodies. The failures of previous PRPs precipitated the passionate romance with Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and compulsory inclusion of entrepreneurship education in the curricula of the three levels of higher education in Nigeria. This paper examines entrepreneurship education and empowerment of internally displaced persons in Nigeria. The authors suggested the inclusion of entrepreneurship education in teacher training programmes and the adoption of ICT tools for teaching and learning for knowledge and skills acquisition to empower learners and IDPs in particular.

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