Entrepreneurial Skills and Job Preference among Agriculture Undergraduates: Evidence from Niger State, Nigeria

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January 12, 2020 - Author: Ayodeji Alexander Ajibola Coker and Balaraba Sule

Ayodeji Alexander Ajibola Coker and Balaraba Sule, 2019. Entrepreneurial Skills and Job Preference among Agriculture Undergraduates: Evidence from Niger State, Nigeria, FSP Policy Brief 114, East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Key Findings

  • Low level of skills acquisition in the agriculture sector limits youth employment in the economy, even when the preference for agro- based employment is high.

  • The type of secondary education received by students and their perceptions of the agriculture profession are key factors in attracting youths to the agriculture sector, with implications for the government diversification drive.
  • The major challenges faced under the SIWES are difficulties in securing job placement, funding and duration of the scheme.

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Tags: c1-c2, cross-cutting-youth employment, fsg policy brief, fsp policy brief, nigeria, youth employment/entrepreneurship


Related Topic Areas

Nigeria, C1-C2


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