The Role of Entreprenuership Education on the Performance of Higher Learning Institutions in Uganda a Case Study of Rubaga Division
Author: WASAJJA HENRY
Supervisor: Marie Nakitende Goretti
The study was intended to assess the Role of Entrepreneurship Education on the Performance of Higher Learning Institutions in Uganda, a case study of Muteesa I Royal University in Rubaga Division. The specific objectives of the study were to; determine the effect of entrepreneurial activities on the performance of Muteesa I Royal University in Rubaga Division; find out the challenges faced by entrepreneurship programmes on the performance of universities in Rubaga Division; and; identify the strategies used to overcome the challenges faced by entrepreneurial programmes of Universities in Rubaga Division.
In the designing of this research, a case study of universities found in Rubaga Division were used specifically Muteesa University. Features of research designs like descriptive and analytical were adopted. The data was collected from students, management and lecturers of the universities Both qualitative and quantitative design were used and the data was collected using questionnaires. It was analyzed using mainly the quantitative data analysis method.
The findings from this study were that as a result of the increased number of young entrepreneurs in the country .Therefore much effort has to be added in by the management of the institutions of higher learning through organizing workshops, seminars and trade shows to try and motivate the students into becoming self employed at the end of their studies.
The conclusions drawn from this study were that; entrepreneurship fosters creativity of the students, it also fosters innovation among students to them after studies as they look for jobs, and also helps both the lecturers and students engage in successful business ventures even while at university .
The recommendations of this study to all the universities in Uganda include; need to train students on how to work together, teach them new programmes and also supervise their projects to help boost their entrepreneurship skills and performance.