ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AND JOB CREATION IN RIVERS STATE: A STUDY OF OBIO/AKPOR LGA OF RIVERS STATE
Duru George Chukwudi
This investigation inspected the impact of entrepreneurship development program have in job creation. A contextual analysis of Obio/Akpor L.G.A of Rivers State. A sample of two hundred and fifty (250) entrepreneurs were used. The questionnaire is the research instrument used. Since the empirical data of this study were purely quantitative, measured on ordinal scale, hence, for the purpose of analyzing these data, spearman’s rank correlation coefficient was employed using, statistical software package known as statistical package for social science (SPSS). Therefore, it was concluded that there is a positive and significant relationship between entrepreneurship development programme and job creation in Obio/Akpor L.G.A. in Rivers State. Based on the findings, the following recommendation were made: The entrepreneurs in Obio/Akpor L.G.A can grow their capital and job creation base by focusing more on the necessary entrepreneurial training programme that can enhance their effective job creation ability, thereby creating the needed environment for the unemployed to be employed.
KEYWORDS: Entrepreneurship, Development Programme, Job Creation.