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Students to engage in entrepreneurship

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th May 2008 03:00 AM

SECONDARY schools can now begin to adopt entrepreneurship skills in order to have more students take on skills that will help them become job seekers rather than job creators. A project has been introduced, aimed at remodelling students at secondary level by engaging them in entrepreneurship skill w

By Juliet Waiswa

SECONDARY schools can now begin to adopt entrepreneurship skills in order to have more students take on skills that will help them become job seekers rather than job creators.

A project has been introduced, aimed at remodelling students at secondary level by engaging them in entrepreneurship skill while still in school.

The country coordinator of Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE), Robert Okello, said the project is a teenage programme that will enable students build their skills even after school.

The programme, initiated by California State University, emphasises business practices. “The joint programme was initiated with focus on teenage entrepreneurship, especially in school.

This will help students to become job creators rather seekers. Through SAGE students’ clubs, we help students gain business management skills,” Okello said in an interview last week.

He said students write economic project proposals and with the help of university students from Gulu, Makerere and Mbarara universities, they volunteer to work with school administrators to mentor the students in entrepreneurship skills. In Uganda, the project which started last year,has 20 schools with SAGE clubs.

Students to engage in entrepreneurship

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