Developing Entrepreneurial Competences in University Lecturers: Obafemi Awolowo University Experience

  • Isaac Oluwajoba Abereijo Obafemi Awolowo University
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Competences, Pedagogy, Entrepreneurship education, Enterprising mindset


Recent global development demands a pool of creative and innovative human capital with an entrepreneurial mindset that is capable of turning ideas into actions that can provide solutions for sustainable development. Developing such human capital requires education that can foster entrepreneurial self-efficacy as well as lecturers who are innovative in providing the education. This paper presents the experience of Obafemi Awolowo University at developing entrepreneurial competences of its lecturers in a workshop which utilized interactive lectures and hands-on exercises. The assessment of the workshop showed improvement in their knowledge and perception about entrepreneurship, and on how to develop enthusiasm for entrepreneurship among students.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Competences; Pedagogy; Entrepreneurship education; enterprising mindset

Author Biography

Isaac Oluwajoba Abereijo, Obafemi Awolowo University

Senior Lecturer,

Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies (IFEDS),

Faculty of Social Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Osun State, HO 22005, Nigeria Tel.: +234(0) 705 8838373 E-mail:


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