Entrepreneurship Key To Ending Unemployment – Minister

 Entrepreneurship Key To Ending Unemployment – Minister

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290316-Adamu-Adamu-696x385Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu Thursday said that entrepreneurship holds the key to solving the mounting unemployment challenges of the country.
He spoke on the occasion of National Conference on Entrepreneurship Education at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Uwanna Afikpo, Ebonyi state.
The programme was held by the institution in conjunction with the National Board for Technical Education.
Adamu who said that entrepreneurship is key to survival in the present knowledge based economy urged students, graduates and unemployed youths to embrace entrepreneurship as a way out of unemployment.
According to the Minister who was represented by a Director in the Ministry Dr. Chimezie Aguiyi, in an effort to combat Youth Unemployment and Eradication of Poverty, the National Council on Education (NCE) approved the mainstreaming of entrepreneurial education into the Senior Secondary Schools Curriculum in 2012.
He said: “The NCE also made it compulsory for students to offer at least one trade and entrepreneurial subject at the senior secondary education level”.
‘’Some states have challenges with the implementation of the Trade and Entrepreneurship component of Senior Secondary Education Curriculum’’.
“The concept of education stems from the realisation that education is not only a tool of impacting knowledge, ability to read and write nor investment in human capital or an index towards economic development of the nation, but also an avenue for the acquisition of values, attitude, skill and knowledge needed in impacting positive change in the immediate and larger environment; as well as the development of an individual to appreciate the dignity of labour.
Earlier, the Rector of Akanu Ibiam Federal Poly Unwanna Ven. Ogbonnia Ibe-enwo urged graduates not to be job seekers but job creators by engaging in entrepreneurship, adding that white collar jobs which they have been relying on is no longer available.


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