Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)

Abstract

A Model of Factors that Influence the Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Education in Ghanaian Technical Universities

Author(s): Samuel Amponsah Tuffour, Alhassan Bunyaminu

This paper seeks to examine the factors that influence the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in Ghanaian Technical Universities. Five factors are considered to have influence on effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in this regard. These include Financial Adequacy, Infrastructure Readiness, Human Resource Adequacy, Government Support and Student Readiness. At 0.05 level of significance, the study tested number of hypotheses using One-way ANOVA. This was reinforced by OLS regression model to examine the factors that influence effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in the Ghanaian Technical Universities. The findings of the study revealed that there was a significant difference in the extent to which Financial Adequacy, Infrastructure Readiness, Human Resource Adequacy, Government Support and Student Readiness contributed to the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in the Ghanaian Technical Universities. Human Resource Attractiveness contributed most to effectiveness of entrepreneurship education, whilst the least contribution was made by Government Support. These predictors account for 63.5% of variability in effectiveness of entrepreneurship education. The study recommends that government should enhance its support for entrepreneurship education to maximise the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in Ghanaian Technical Universities and its contribution to job creation.
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