How Goverment Wants To Make Graduates Self-Reliant
Many graduates have been described as unemployable, but the government believes all that will change with a strategy it is adopting.
The strategy, according to a government official, will make graduates self-reliant and productive.
They can come out of school and set up a business for themselves.
It will provide a training that will reinforce the level of education they get in entrepreneurship.
The Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday announced a plan to strengthen business education in all nation’s academic institutions.
Mr Adamu announced the plan at a meeting with the Association of Business Educators of Nigeria (ABEN) led by its National President, Professor Titus Umoru, held in Abuja.
The Minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Sunny Echono, said the study of business education would provide the right technical/vocational skills that would enable the youth become productively more self-reliant.
He also pledged the ministry’s support to fast track the processes of enacting business education programme into law by the National Assembly.
Earlier, Professor Umoru lauded the Federal Government on its education policy which clearly specified the objectives of technical and vocational education.
Umoru called for the establishment of more technical colleges and adequate funding of the existing ones.
He also called for the introduction of entrepreneurship education into the business studies curriculum at the secondary level in order to complement its compulsory status as a general course at the tertiary level.
According to him, the association serves as a unifying body between institutions and the business community in Nigeria as well as promotes business education through curriculum development.
The President, however, conferred and presented a certificate of membership (Fellow) to the minister.
The Association of Business Educators of Nigeria is a professional Business Teachers Association established 33 years ago at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, to regulate the teaching and practice of business education in Nigeria.
It spearheaded the establishment of National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) Benin City, for the certification of products from the business and technical institution across the country.
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