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FG integrates entrepreneurship studies in tertiary institutions


The Federal Government of Nigeria has integrated Entrepreneurship Studies in most of the nation’s tertiary institutions, reports ITRealms.

According to the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Federal and State Governments have established hundreds of specialized Vocational and Technical Secondary Schools.

In addition, Nigeria, the Ministry said, has scores of Polytechnics and Monotechnics with the curricula geared towards training students in various trades and vocations.

Director of Information at the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Salisu Na’Inna Dambatta disclosed to ITRealms in a press statement that the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, contains a section on the training and equipping youth with vocational and entrepreneurship skills.

The Federal Ministry of Finance, he further said, through its YouWinConnect programme has launched Enterprise Education outreach in newspapers which it plans to take to the Internet, radio and television stations for wider reach.

The outreach, Dambatta told ITRealms, is aimed at imparting basic business management skills for running existing and start-ups enterprises profitably and narrating the experiences of successful entrepreneurs to inspire enterprising youth in the country.

Meanwhile Nigeria is among the participants at the maiden Islamic Development Bank Youth Summit (IsDBY) held on the sidelines of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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