Authors: Remy Nyukorong
Addresses: Stichting Kongregatie F.I.C., Burgemeester Cortenstraat 26, 6226 GV Maastricht, The Netherlands
Abstract: Higher institutions of education in Ghana have been greatly criticised and outright indicted for their outmoded and vaguely relevant curriculum, purportedly churning out graduates who lack the desired employable skills in the world of work. Therefore, the purpose of the current paper is to propose a curriculum framework for entrepreneurship education in Ghana aimed at promoting graduate employability and fostering the spirit and practice of entrepreneurship. The proposed curriculum was established based on the assumption that every student needs to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude of entrepreneurship. Pedagogical strategies for the implementation of the entrepreneurship curriculum are discussed. For the proposed curriculum to be effectively operationalised, the paper suggests that the government, policymakers, higher education institutions and businesses all have a role to play in encouraging greater support for entrepreneurship in the tertiary education sector.
Keywords: entrepreneurship education curriculum; graduate employability; higher education; pedagogical strategies.
International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability, 2018 Vol.2 No.2, pp.81 - 101
Received: 30 Nov 2017
Accepted: 25 Apr 2018
Published online: 08 Nov 2018 *