TOWARDS THE IMPROVEMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN AFRICA

  • H. M. Bwisa Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya

Abstract

Many African universities offer entrepreneurship education aimed at producing self-employable graduates to
create employment. Kenya pioneered on the continent in starting a master’s degree in entrepreneurship in the
1990s at its Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Many other countries on the continent
have introduced entrepreneurship education/training in one form or another at one level of education or
another. However not many of entrepreneurship graduates are self-employed. Has this to do with the method
of preparing the students? This author conducted research in Kenya to attempt an answer. The research
produced findings which can be generalized and replicated on the continent. This paper presents the research
findings which are used to give, among others, the following recommendations for Africa:
(i) Employ effective entrepreneurship delivery and assessment methods
(ii) Develop effective entrepreneurship educators
(iii) Integrate entrepreneurs in curricula design and delivery
(iv) Establish university business incubators

Published
2019-05-15