Education has revolved from long established systems to the needs of students and the society. Due to this, nations have tried to tailor its societal needs to the goals and objectives of its educational policy especially, with the current global economic, social and environmental change, the transition to a knowledge-based society and demographic pressures from population increase. All these attest to the introduction of Entrepreneurship Education in Nigerian tertiary institutions. However, this paper asserts that the lifelong skills approach is capable of enhancing the productivity of women through entrepreneurship. This paper specifically seeks to find out, the level of women's entrepreneurial productivity. Do they have adequate skills? Has women's productivity assisted in reducing poverty? Has the growth of women's entrepreneurial activities in Nigeria reached global standards? These questions and others were answered through survey research of a combination of quantitative and qualitative approach from 250 university women graduates in Ondo State. The result of the survey established that women's entrepreneurial productivity in Nigeria is still at the primitive level. The lessons from these findings are that lifelong learning skills could be used to enhance women productivity in Nigeria. This is crucial to boost productivity, reduce unemployment, poverty and achieve economic growth for the nation. Keywords: Entrepreneurship education, women graduates productivity, Lifelong skills and economic growth.
Oluwatoyin Dorcas Alese, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria
Stream: Adult and lifelong learning
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