Role of Business Education in Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development in Nigeria
The role of business education in the overall socio-economic improvement of the citizens of Nigeria cannot be overemphasized. It is one of the subjects / courses noted for developing in the citizenry entrepreneurship skills that create employment and make the beneficiaries self-reliant even in the face of economic recession that is battling hard on the average Nigerian. It is not only on foundation for the commercial growth of any individual or nation but it brings about global development. To this end, this paper discussed the role of business education in poverty eradication and sustainable development in Nigeria. The paper further discussed poverty as a social problem that affects the general populace, its types, causes and measures to alleviate it in the society. It also examined the challenges facing business education as a tool for poverty eradication and to bring about sustainable development. It was therefore recommended that attitudes of students to Business Education should be positive so as to be able to practicalise what they have learnt while in school in order to become employers of labour rather than job seekers. Government should provide the necessary equipment as well as an enabling environment that facilitates the needed training for business education students both at secondary schools and higher institution level.
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