Assessing the Need for Entrepreneurial Training at the Higher Educational Institutions in Ghana
Date of Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Norman St. Clair
This mixed methods study compared the entrepreneurship traits of students who had taken an entrepreneurship course and those who had not.
Collaboration among educational institutions, governments, and industries has had a significant economic impact in many countries. Keys to success in these collaborations have been environments provided by the government that are conducive to entrepreneurship and the industries' contribution to experiential learning. In 2003 Ghana, responding to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Agenda for Poverty Reduction, had in her strategic plan the intent to introduce entrepreneurial training as an option for all courses of study at the higher educational institutions. This mixed methods study compared the entrepreneurship traits of students who had taken an entrepreneurship course and those who had not. The study showed that the strategy of offering entrepreneurial training at the higher educational institutions in Ghana is not only effective but also worth implementing and supporting it. In fact, it is worthy to be emulated by other countries in the sub region. Countries seeking economic growth and poverty reduction in the 21st century should consider including entrepreneurial training to develop the creative and innovative skills of their youth.
Asamoah, Paul, "Assessing the Need for Entrepreneurial Training at the Higher Educational Institutions in Ghana" (2012). Theses & Dissertations. 260.