Integrating Entrepreneurship Skills Across Radio, Television and Electronic Work Trade Curriculum in Technical Colleges in North-Western Nigeri
Halliru Shuaibu1, Yusri bin Kamin2, Rabiu Haruna3
1Halliru Shuaibu, Department of Technical and Engineering Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Education, Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano-Nigeria.
2Yusri Bin Kamin, Department of Technical and Engineering Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
3Rabiu Haruna, Department of Technical and Engineering Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Technology Education, Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano-Nigeria.
Manuscript received on 01 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 270-278 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10400585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1040.0585C19
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Abstract: This qualitative study explores the integration of entrepreneurship skills (ES) across the curriculum of Radio, Television and Electronic Work trade curriculum in North-Western Nigeria. Based on the perceptions of two strata of stakeholders (entrepreneurship teachers and Radio, Television and Electronic Work curriculum planners), the feasibility and desirability of embedding entrepreneurship skills across Radio, Television and Electronic Work trade curriculum in selected technical colleges were analysed after conducting a preliminary study. Document analysis and in-depth interview were used as the methods for data collection. The findings show that cross-curricula entrepreneurship skills remain non-existent in technical colleges in Nigeria, largely because its implementation is not captured in technical disciplines. However, the study points out the importance of embedding entrepreneurship skills into Radio, Television and Electronic Work trade curriculum for wealth creation and employment generation among technical college graduates. In addition, the five stages of integrating curriculum adopted from the lifelong learning model were briefly discussed. The components of entrepreneurship skills discovered in the study included: entrepreneurial awareness, starting and operating a business, business ideas and opportunities, characteristics or traits of entrepreneurs, and self and paid employment among others. Donor support and retraining needs of trade teachers were also highlighted as complementary factors for enhancing the implementation of embedded curriculum in Nigeria.
Keywords: Integrating Entrepreneurship Skills, Radio, Television And Electronic Work Trade Curriculum, Nigerian Technical Colleges.
Scope of the Article: Cognitive Radio Networks