Investing in young people in rural areas: an alternative paradigm for rural entrepreneurship development
Keywords:Youth, Investing, Education, Entrepreneurial Progamme, Rural Entrepreneurship
The study explores the influence of investing in young people in rural areas on entrepreneurship development with specific reference to Oyo State, Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was utilized to choose ten rural Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Oyo State, while a simple random sampling technique was used to choose one hundred (100), respondents. The data collection instruments for the study were structured questionnaire designed for the study. Data were analyzed with the aid of correlation analysis and the ordinary least square method of estimation. The outcome uncovers that entrepreneurship education has a significant influence on rural entrepreneurship development. It was also revealed that entrepreneurial programmes have a significant influence on rural entrepreneurship development. Therefore, the study recommends that the government should support the entrepreneurship of young men and women through proper training, access to credit, and other business development services.
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