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Public Policy and Administration
Nigeria produces up to 500,000 graduates from multiple disciplines every year from its educational institutions however, most of these graduates fail to possess the 21st Century skills and competencies that are required to be effective in the workforce and are therefore considered unemployable. The current general qualitative study employed the theory of planned behaviour and the theory of social construction in order to examine the role of entrepreneurship education and its impact on the graduates in the country. Semi structured interviews were conducted with a purposeful sample of 15 recent graduates from Covenant University’s entrepreneurship education programs and who are current entrepreneurs. Key findings of the study provided evidence to support the notion that the entrepreneurship education impacted students’ knowledge on entrepreneurship, but the program failed to be efficiently practical for graduates on their entrepreneurship journeys. This study helped to understand the impact of these programs, which may provide the policy awareness needed to restructure or create a new policy that aids the development of Nigerian youths independently and economically.