ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS ACQUISITION: AN IMPETUS FOR REBUILDING TRUST IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES GRADUATES
Ogundele Michael Olarewaju (Ph.D) & Kayit, Simon Bobai, Ph.D.
Since the universities are established purposely, to produce the needed man power for the sustainable national development. However, the intervening variables like incessant strikes, truncated university academic calendar, political interference in the management of the universities and non-prioritizing creative and critical thinking during the teaching-learning process which constituted threats for the universities to achieve her desired aim.However, the aftermath lead to high rate of unemployments, poverty, over dependency on the paper qualifications and poor creative thinking towards effective transformation of Nigerian natural resource for the benefit for the citizens. The paper therefore, focused on the need to rebuild the citizenry trusts in the Nigerian universities graduates. This the reason why the paper tried to identified the concepts and the types of entrepreneurial skills acquisitions, the needs for integrating entrepreneurship skills acquisition into the universities curriculum, the associated problems militating against the effective integration of entrepreneurial skills acquisition during the teaching learning process in Nigerian universities and the strategies for developing entrepreneurial skills acquisition among the Nigerian universities graduates. Suggestions were made and it was concluded that developing entrepreneurial skills acquisition in the universities products is an important strategy for rebuilding trust in the universities graduates in Nigeria