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Entrepreneurship education lessons: a case of Zimbabwean tertiary education institutions

Abstract

Fungai N. Mauchi, Roseline T. Karambakuwa, Rumbidzai N. Gopo, Njanike Kosmas, Silas Mangwende and Fungai B. Gombarume

The paper aims to determine the extent to which entrepreneurship education has spread in Zimbabwean tertiary institutions, examine the most common teaching and assessment methods currently in use in tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe and to come up with suggestions for improving entrepreneurship education to ensure creativeness and innovation in graduates. Descriptive survey design was used to come up with nine institutions drawn from higher education institutions in Zimbabwe. Academics involved in entrepreneurship teaching and research were targeted as respondents of this investigation. Research findings revealed that the traditional lecturing is the most basic tool of teaching used and examination is the main assessment method used by tertiary institutions. Entrepreneurship education is restricted to some students especially from business departments. Entrepreneurship lecturers, have little or no practical experience in running their own businesses. There is lack of support from higher education institutions administration and government as there is no budget for entrepreneurship education hence, no resources to train students effectively. From the findings, it was concluded that entrepreneurship education is limited in scope and is still in the early stages of development. Zimbabwean tertiary institutions still predominantly adhere to traditional teacher- centered methods of delivery and assessment.

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