Title: Sustaining entrepreneurship development through an entrepreneurship agricultural dynamic curriculum
Authors: Kayode Samuel Obaniyi
Addresses: College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria
Abstract: This study examines various components of Entrepreneurship Agricultural Dynamic Curriculum (EADC) which can help to sustain entrepreneurship now and in the future. The introduction of EADC into Nigeria Educational Curriculum will go a long way in reducing poverty and unemployment rate in the country. Therefore, the major objective of this paper is to create a curriculum that can be used to tackle unemployment rate in Nigeria, as the contents of existing curriculum have not been able to reduce joblessness among the youths. This paper uses qualitative data from review and inspirational thought to emphasise the contribution of neglect agricultural sector to entrepreneurship. The findings of this study include: inclusion of agricultural curriculum to entrepreneurial study in primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions with practical agriculture in areas of agronomy, aquaculture, forestry, apiculture, hydroponic, horticulture, animal production, soil management, climate change management, marketing, record keeping, agribusiness and others. Moreover, lecturers, teachers and trainers should be involved in the development of the new entrepreneurship curriculum (EADC). In conclusion, government and non-governmental organisations should support the restructuring of old curriculum and formation and implementation of the new curriculum through sponsorship and capacity building of the resource personnel who engaged in the development of entrepreneurship agricultural dynamic and sustainable curriculum.
Keywords: agriculture; entrepreneurship; education; curriculum; sustainable development; primary; secondary; tertiary; lecturers; government; non-government.
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2022 Vol.18 No.5/6, pp.698 - 709
Received: 30 Jun 2020
Accepted: 10 Jan 2021
Published online: 18 Sep 2022 *