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Awosika calls for inclusion of entrepreneurial studies in school curriculum


The Founder, Chair Centre Group, Mrs Ibukun Awosika, has called for the inclusion of entrepreneurial studies in the basic education curriculum.

Awosika made the call as the guest lecturer at the seventh public lecture of Corona College of Education, Lagos State.

She emphasized the importance of incorporating effective entrepreneurship programmes into early academic curricula.

She advocated for the commencement of entrepreneurial education from primary school, saying this could shape each forward-thinking Nigerian graduate into a catalyst for employment creation.

Awosika stressed the pivotal roles of small and medium-sized enterprises in job creation and the need for streamlined value chains to stimulate efficiency, innovation, and sector-wide growth.

She advised learners to develop “a problem-solving mindset with commercial value,” starting from the grassroots level.

Awosika also pointed out the importance of diverse technical skill sets for enterprise development after primary or secondary education

The lecture titled: ‘The Future of Education and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria: Trends and Predictions’ focused on the intersection of education and entrepreneurship in Nigeria’s future landscape.

The Chairman on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University of Education, Otto, Ijaniki, Prof. Bidemi Lafiaji-Okuneye, was represented by Director, NCE Programmes, Dr Tayo Kayode-Isola, who presided over the event.

In her remarks, the Provost of the College, Dr. Olajumoke Mekiliuwa, highlighted the importance of revitalizing Technical and Vocational Education and Training as a pivotal mechanism to reshape Nigeria’s educational fabric and bridge the gap between academic knowledge and practical skills.



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