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IDS Policy Briefing;139

Creating Nigerian Graduate Entrepreneurs through Strengthened Mentorship Programmes

Published on 1 February 2017

The success of attempts to promote entrepreneurship as a career choice among new graduates in Nigeria has been limited.

Despite participating in compulsory entrepreneurship education classes at tertiary institutions and the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme immediately after graduation, their desire to hunt for white collar jobs remains very high. Promoting entrepreneurship among new graduates remains a policy challenge, and requires effectively designed mentorship programmes that address the needs and ambitions of young people.

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authors
Shittu, A.I.
journal
IDS Policy Briefing, issue 139
language
English

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