The Federal Government and stakeholders in education have been urged to make entrepreneurial studies compulsory in schools as a way of boosting the education standard and the economy of the country.
A young entrepreneur and owner of Princess Shekinah International School, Ihiagwa, Dr George-Smart Unegbu, made the call at the school’s 2021/2022 graduation and prize-giving ceremony held at the institution’s premises, at the weekend.
Unegbu said: “Introduction and compulsory study of entrepreneurial courses for students across all levels would help reduce the rate of poverty and crime in the society.”
Citing the prolonged industrial action embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and other challenges confronting the education system in the country, the school proprietor insisted that “all concerned should, as a matter of urgency, do something genuine and practical to salvage the situation.”
He added: “The presidency and other stakeholders in our education system should desist from paying lip service and genuinely committed to improving and providing quality and quantitative education for our children and generations to come.
“The protracted ASUU strike is a shameful development. No nation can survive this way. The Federal Government should act on the demands of ASSU without delay. It is to salvage our education sector. It is to rescue our country and prevent our children, who are idle at home, from committing all kinds of social vices and criminality.”
The scholar also reiterated the commitment of his school to remain at the peak of ensuring that students acquire the best education and entrepreneurial skills that would enable them to compete favourably with their counterparts in advanced countries in all ramifications.