International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

An Assessment of the Objectives of the Entrepreneurship Programme in Ghanaian Polytechnics: The Case of Cape Coast Polytechnic as a Tvet Institution
Sophia Panarkie Pardie, Osei Akoto

Youth unemployment in many developing countries is on the rise. Many of these nations recognise the promotion of entrepreneurship as the solution for this youth unemployment, especially for graduates from tertiary institutions. The study was conducted to assess the Entrepreneurship course and its effect on the entrepreneurial intentions of students of Cape Coast Polytechnic. The stratified random sampling procedure was used to select 265 students while purposive sampling techniques was used to select four lecturers. The data were analysed using frequency, percentage, Means, and standard deviations. The study found out that majority of the students affirmed that the objective(s) of the entrepreneurship course in the polytechnic was essentially to expose them to concepts in entrepreneurship and also to create awareness about entrepreneurship and its values. In addition, the study reveals that the entrepreneurship course has a positive effect on the entrepreneurial intentions of students who underwent the programme. The recommendation is, therefore, made that the entrepreneurship course be sustained since it has the inherent capabilities to reduce youth unemployment and all its attendant social evils.

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