Social Studies Education and Entrepreneurship for Youth Empowerment in Nigeria

Ipenyi Peter Edor


One of the world millennium concerns is the reduction of poverty and acceleration in economics, social, physical growth, development and youth empowerment.This paper examines the need for incorporating entrepreneurship skills into social studies education curriculum with the views to attaining job creation, which will enhance youth empowerment. It is assumed that Nigeria has the highest rate of poverty, unemployment, corruption, among other social problems that need to be addressed. These socio-economic problems need to be solved using different strategies for solving those social problems. It is in the light of these, that social studies and entrepreneurship education are out to fight those anti-social problems which will go a long way in enhancing youth empowerment, which will serve a complementary role in creating job opportunities in support of the federal Government. If all hands are on deck, issue of poverty, unemployment and corruption etc will be a thing of the past. The conclusion was done with some recommendations.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n12p31

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