Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences,
University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Department of Management, Faculty of Management Sciences,
Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
This study examined managing Entrepreneurship Education (EE) in public universities in south-south, Nigeria for the attainment of sustainable development goals (SDGs). The study adopted descriptive survey research design and was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses. A sample of 973 was drawn using stratified random sampling from all the 9,735 lecturers in the 14 public universities in south-south, Nigeria. A survey questionnaire was used to collect primary data. The 20-item instrument used was validated and tested yielding a reliability index of 0.80 using the Cronbach Alpha method. Mean, standard deviation and mean set were used to analyse the research questions and z-test at 0.05 level of significance was used to test the hypotheses. The findings showed that skill acquisition; redesigning EE curriculum in line with developmental needs and training/retraining of EE lecturers were needed in order to manage entrepreneurship education for attaining SDG. The challenges included lack of adequate teaching facilities; inadequate mentoring; and poor funding. The study recommended adequate teaching facilities; infrastructures and adequate funding in all public universities in south-south, Nigeria in order to attain the SDGs.
Key Words: Sustainable Development Goals, Entrepreneurship Education, Management, University and Educational Institutions