Nigeria Youths Urged To Embrace Enterpreneurship Education
The Federal Government has advised undergraduates to take advantage of the emerging economic transformation taking place in the country by embracing entrepreneurship education.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau gave the advice today at the 2014 National Entrepreneurship Week Stakeholders' Forum in Abuja.
Represented by the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, the minister said entrepreneurial skill would promote self-employment among the youth, right from higher institutions of learning.
He said that Federal Government is committed to change the psyche and culture of the Nigerian graduates from that of a job seeker to an employer of labour.
Speaking to journalists at the event, the Vice Chancellor, Kaduna State University, Prof. William Barnabas explained that the Network for African Student Entrepreneurs (NASE) is a programme initiated by the school to create future entrepreneurs and reduce poverty in the continent.
The Director General, National Directorate of Employment(NDE) Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed however applauded the initiative, adding that it would assist the nation to achieve sustainable economic growth and development.
Many have argued that all over the world, entrepreneurship has been identified as the major driver of economic growth and development.
Correspondent Kolawole Desmond