A youth group, Students For the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship, SAGE, has condemned the poor funding of the newly introduced compulsory entrepreneurial course at the secondary school level across the country.
The group said the development had hampered the innovation from having any meaningful impact on skills acquisition by graduates of higher institutions, thereby causing increase unemployment index among the youths.
In a statement by the coordinator of the community SAGE, Community Grammar School, Kota Ekiti, Ekiti State, Mr. Oluwafemi Julius in Ado Ekiti yesterday, said the new curriculum is targeted at empowering students with skills that can make them employers of labour, rather than job seekers.
Oluwafemi, despite the development commended the federal government for introducing the programme, saying it was an indication of the federal government’s sincerity in tackling the menace of youth unemployment.
The coordinator said the new innovation brought about by the National Curriculum of education of the Federal Ministry of Education must be supported to turn around the country’s educational curriculum and make it a model in Africa.
He, however, called on stakeholders in the education sector to fully embrace the scheme and play active roles in facilitating the success of the programme.
The coordinator said government making students to compulsorily offer an entrepreneurship course in the West African Examinations Council or National Examinations Council, have driven home the culture of awareness in the students on the need to brace up for the new challenge.

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