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DVC tasks tertiary schools on entrepreneurship

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By  Victor Ayeni

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo State, Prof Olumuyiwa Popoola, has urged tertiary institutions to focus on training students on entrepreneurship.

Popoola said this during a recent interview with journalists at the exhibition of various works of art by the students of ACU inside the school premises.

He stated, “The quality of education in every society is defined by the graduates coming out of schools. In Nigeria, we might have fallen short of the recommendation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, which states that 26 per cent of the national budget should be spent on education.

“However, we also have to consider the consistency of our education policy and most especially, implementation of the 6-3-3-4 system of education, which has a huge focus on entrepreneurship training for students, and its collapse.

“I am aware that the Federal Government had taken steps to strengthen the system but on our own as tertiary education managers, we have to be innovative and flexible in our curriculum in order to strengthen the entrepreneurship aspect of the curriculum.”

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