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

Abstract

Students' Entrepreneurial Intentions at Two South African Universities

Author(s): Maupi Eric Letsoalo, Edward Malatse Rankhumise

This comparative, explanatory and cross-sectional quantitative study was aimed at evaluating students’ perspectives of entrepreneurial intentions. The secondary data used comprised of 484 (205 [42.36%] Walter Sisulu University and 279 [57.64%] Tshwane University of Technology) students. The study reported that students at the two universities had similar perceptions of entrepreneurial intentions, and that students from Tshwane University of Technology are more likely to encourage other people to study entrepreneurship education than their Walter Sisulu University counterparts. This paper recommends that entrepreneurship education should be introduced to students at some early stages of their education life. Students’ education that incorporates activities that are real-life based and demanding problem-solving skills such as technology of things (digital technology) may prove to be vital for exposing students to knowledge and useful skills in order for students to generate income and to create employment opportunities.