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Entrepreneurship Skills and Innovations Towards Poverty Alleviation Among Undergraduates in Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria

This study investigates entrepreneurship skills and innovations toward poverty alleviation among undergraduates at Lagos state university, Lagos, Nigeria. The research design adopted for this study was a descriptive survey method. The purposive sampling method was used to select one hundred fifty-seven (157) undergraduates sample size from the faculty of engineering across 200-500 levels in the institution. The researcher used a questionnaire as an instrument to collect data, and purposive sampling to select hundred and fifty-seven (157) undergraduates from the faculty of Engineering in the institution out of which hundred and thirty-five (135) were found useful for the study. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive analysis. The result of these findings revealed that undergraduates have acquired entrepreneurship skills in the course of their study and the skill mostly acquired were time management skills 55.6%, the ways entrepreneurs have helped undergraduates to develop knowledge skills of the business 46.7%. The result further revealed that undergraduates have learned financial skills during the entrepreneurial education programs. With the ability to know the source of business 51.1% of the finding recommends that entrepreneur education should be given more priority in the tertiary institution because it is one important tool for poverty alleviation and economic growth of society. The study further recommends that government should include awarding financing benefits for students with a good business proposal.

Entrepreneurship, Skills, Innovations, Poverty, Alleviation

Ilori Maria Edeole, Shittu Rukayat Ayoka, Adesanya Olusegun Oyeleye, Adeyemi Oluwafemi Remilekun. (2023). Entrepreneurship Skills and Innovations Towards Poverty Alleviation Among Undergraduates in Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria. International Journal of Sustainable Development Research, 9(3), 51-57.

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