International Journal of Home Science
2021, VOL. 7 ISSUE 1, PART A
Impact of entrepreneurship on employment and insecurity amongst youth in Ikwerre L.G.A. rivers state
Author(s): Wachukwu Chikodi Happiness I and Salomi, Onoriode Odehowho
The study examined the impact of entrepreneurship on unemployment and insecurity amongst youths. Questionnaire were prepared and distributed to 133 respondents. The distributed questionnaire were retrieved and analyzed using frequency and percentage. The result obtained showed that majority of the respondents were of the view that the predominant causes of unemployment and insecurity is that most youths want to leave an easy going life; it was also realized that all the skills outlined were strongly agreed by the respondents’ as skills that are available in recent times as means of survival; it was also deduced that majority of the respondents believed that all the skills and entrepreneurial activities outlined have significant effect on youth unemployment and insecurity; and lastly, majority of the respondents’ strongly agreed to the suggested solutions capable of reducing unemployment and insecurity amongst youth. Based on the above findings, the study recommends that government should genuinely recognize the essence of entrepreneurship training, job creation and innovation to unemployment reduction by providing the enabling environment for the youths to be gainfully empowered; entrepreneurship education should be incorporated into the curricula of secondary schools and tertiary institutions as this will help shift the youth from being job seekers to job creators; and that government should concentrate on those activities where youth are known to have comparative advantage as a means of promoting youth entrepreneurship.
How to cite this article:
Wachukwu Chikodi Happiness I, Salomi, Onoriode Odehowho. Impact of entrepreneurship on employment and insecurity amongst youth in Ikwerre L.G.A. rivers state. Int J Home Sci 2021;7(1):28-33.