V.S. Paul-Mgbeafulike (Ph.D), Euphemia Nkiruka Onyeneke


The study assessed adequacy of entrepreneurship resources for practical skill acquisition and effective delivery of core business education instruction in digital erain south-eastern Nigeria. Two research questions were answered while two hypotheses tested. Descriptive survey research design was adopted in carrying out the study. The sample for the study was 226 Business Educators (96 from universities and 130 from Colleges of Education). The instrument for data collection was 19-item questionnaire face validated by three experts. The Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficients of the instrument were 0.77 and 0.80 for clusters one and two respectively. Out of the 226 copies of questionnaire administered to the 226 Business educators, 215 were completely filled and returned indicating 95.1% return rate. Data were analysed using mean, standard deviation and t-test statistics. The results showed that there are inadequacies in practical experience time schedule and funding of entrepreneurship centres in favour of Business Education instructions. No significant (p<0.05) differences in the mean ratings of the responses of Business Educators from Universities and Colleges of Education 14 out of the 19 items in the instrument whereas, there are significant (p<0.05) differences in their responses of the respondents on the remaining 4 items in the study. Based on the findings, the study among others recommended that school management should make adequate provision for practical experience time schedule in favour of Business Education students in entrepreneurship centres in the tertiary institutions.


Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Business Education, Effective delivery and Resources, Digital Era, Nigeria.

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