ABEOKUTA – Mr Moronfolu Adeniyi, the Project Coordinator, Foundation for Economic Initiative and Development (FEID), on Sunday, said introduction of entrepreneurship study in secondary schools would enhance the growth of the nation’s economy.
Adeniyi made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Sunday.
He said entrepreneurship education and understanding of basic economy would impact positively on the future of students before they even gain admission into tertiary institutions.
The project coordinator said that the Foundation would soon commence seminars in secondary schools in Ogun on “Entrepreneurship and Understanding Basic Economy,” at no cost to the students.
He added that “the seminars will be geared toward assisting and building the young minds on entrepreneurship and toward their choice of career after secondary school.
“FEID has already developed a plan to improve the knowledge of secondary school students in the country on entrepreneurship and propel them toward academic excellence.
“We intend to encourage students on risk-taking, learning from failure, learn to identify and recognise opportunities, all of which will improve their economic literacy and understanding of capitalism.
“It is a step in achieving the goal of making a graduate of a tertiary institution an employer of labour, instead of being a job seeker after education.
“The seminars will also expose the students to the education opportunities we offer in collaboration with our partners within and outside Africa without any cost implication.’’ (NAN)