Friday, 13 November 2015

Ogun Trains Teachers On Entrepreneurship Education

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Entrepreneurship Education has been described as a key towards actualizing academically sound and economically self-reliant students in the State.

The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota, made this known while addressing participants at a workshop organised by the International Centre for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development (ICLED) in conjunction with Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on Training of Teachers on Entrepreneurship, in Abeokuta.

Mrs. Mujota who was represented by a Director in the Ministry, Mr. Martins Akinsolu maintained that Entrepreneurship education is an instrument for positive social change and catalyst for economic emancipation and empowerment. She said the training would meet the entrepreneurial needs of the teachers who will subsequently impart same to their students through the new Entrepreneurship hand book.
She noted that, wealth and jobs creation are attainable through the establishment of small businesses by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom  ended  up  creating bigger businesses. 
The Commissioner said the event marks another landmark in the development of entrepreneurship education which is exemplified in the training of teachers on the use of a manual on entrepreneurship at a time when trade subjects are gaining ground in Schools.
She acknowledged the fact that provision of qualitative education was the core responsibility of Government, saying that  the present administration led by Senator Ibikunle Amosun has left no stone unturned at providing enabling environment and giving education its pride of place as the best legacy to  bequeath to  youths.
In her remarks, author of the entrepreneurship hand book and founder, International Centre for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development (ICLED), Prof. Olajumoke Familoni charged the participants at the workshop to make good use of the entrepreneurship handbook to enrich themselves academically and impart the knowledge acquired at the training to their students
Responding, one of the participants Mr. Kunle Adekola appreciated the State Government for approving the workshop, explaining that it would go a long way in assisting them in the teaching of entrepreneurial studies in their various schools.

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