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The Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme and Women Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology: a Catalyst for Enhancing Female Participation in National Development


  • J.B. Bilesanmi-Awoderu

    (Department of Curriculum Studies and Instructional Technology, Faculty of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University)

  • O.O. Kalesanwo

    (Department of Sports Sciences and Health Education, Facultz of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University)


This paper discussed how UBE programme could be used to promote women entrepreneurship in science and technology with the resultant effect of enhance female scientists’ participation in National development in Nigeria. Relevant literature on – UBE programme, Entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurship and women scientists were thoroughly reviewed. Militating factors against women scientists’ entrepreneurship in Nigeria were established. Based on these factors, suggestions for encouraging and promoting women scientists’ entrepreneurship were suggested. Amongst are: encouragement of female education in science and technology, socio-cultural perspectives, proper networking of successful women in science and technology in order to serve as mentor to others.

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  • J.B. Bilesanmi-Awoderu & O.O. Kalesanwo, 2009. "The Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme and Women Entrepreneurship in Science and Technology: a Catalyst for Enhancing Female Participation in National Development," Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education, Institute of Economic Sciences, issue 1-2, pages 72-87.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibg:jwejou:y:2009:i:1-2:p:72-87

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    Entrepreneurship; women entrepreneurship; women scientists; socio-cultural perspectives; Nigeria;

    JEL classification:

    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development


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