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Cleric wants tertiary education to promote entrepreneurship




A cleric, Pastor Johnson Odesola, on Monday called on the Federal Government to redesign the curriculums of tertiary institutions in a way that they would promote entrepreneurship among Nigerian youths.

Odesola, who is the Special Assistant to the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

The cleric was speaking against the backdrop of a recent report by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, which said that Nigeria’s unemployment rate had increased to 10.4 per cent.

“We should train people not to seek for job; train people to create job.

“The tertiary school should encourage entrepreneurship and train people not to be job seeker.

“By now, what we inherited from the British we should have contextualised, integrated, and adapted (to our system).

“In the education that the British brought to us, you were trained and tailored towards establishing yourself.

“They train you on your field; but they tell you, you are not to work for anybody; but if you have the opportunity, you work.

“But, our emphasis here is, when you train, you go into job.

“I think there must be a deliberate (policy) or redesigning of our curriculum, so that by the time you are in school you are already thinking of what to do.’’

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