Chinyere Francisca Okafor


This paper highlights the indispensable role of science education as a means of inculcating acquired and entrepreneurship skills in students. It advocates the use of infusion and integration as approaches to be adopted in the classroom for channeling goals towards meeting entrepreneurial needs of various science subjects or courses. It also highlights a platform that an individual can use to acquire skills with the right attitudes which are necessary for entrance and progress into an occupation thereby sustaining national development in terms of skill acquisition. This paper equally examines skill acquisition and its impact to nation building. In conclusion, it recognizes that the world is embracing a knowledge-base economy and we need to acquire more knowledge and skills for economic growth because every sector needs better skills to keep it running. By accommodating this, we need to equip the youths and working adults with employment skills and knowledge to meet the increasing demand for manpower by various sectors of the nation’s economy through science education as advocated in this study. Recommendations given at the end includes among others, mandatory entrepreneurial development in schools especially in science subjects so as to help the students master skills learnt in various subjects in such a way that they will see the relationship between what is learnt in class and what is obtained in the world of work.

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