Management of entrepreneurship education in selected secondary schools of Nakonde district, Muchinga province.

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Kaala, Hitami
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The University of Zambia
The purpose of this study was to research on the management of entrepreneurship education in the selected secondary schools of Nakonde District, Muchinga province. The objectives of the study were; to examine the management of entrepreneurship education in the selected secondary schools of Nakonde District; to establish the interventions put to promote entrepreneurship education and to determine the challenges secondary schools were facing in the management of entrepreneurship education. The study used research design of a case study. A total population of 85 respondents was used to collect data segregated as follows; 5 head teachers, 5 practicing teachers and 75 pupils‟ represented all teachers and pupils in the district. Data was collected using key informative interview for five head teachers; in depth interview for five teachers and focus group discussion for pupils. The findings of the study indicated that; entrepreneurship education was taught in all the selected secondary schools sampled through practical subjects such as agricultural science, home economics, art and design, design and technology, expressive arts and sports and physical education. Some head teacher‟s had constructed specialised rooms for entrepreneurship education. Head teachers conducted regular monitoring of learners projects. Programs to promote entrepreneurship education were; construction of tuck shops, vegetable gardens, maize fields, chicken rearing, piggery, block making and tailoring, awarding of best pupils and teachers ,inviting successful local business people on careers day and participating on market days. Schools faced the following challenges in the management of entrepreneurship education; lack of interest by learners in the subject, poor or inadequate infrastructure, Poor staffing, inadequate teaching and learning materials, obsolescent equipment, negative attitude towards the subject by head teachers, inadequate funding from both head teachers and government. The study found that entrepreneurship education was taught through practical subjects and head teachers were monitoring and fully involved in management of the subject. Schools organized activities that were aimed at promoting entrepreneurship education. Suffice to mention that schools had some challenges which were making it difficult to manage entrepreneurship education. The study recommends that more resources should be channelled towards the management entrepreneurship education so that pupils can learn survival skills.
Management of entrepreneurship education. , Entrepreneurship. , Entrepreneurship education.