Global push for entrepreneurship education

30 11 2007

The Federal Government in Nigeria has made entrepreneurship education compulsory in all tertiary institutions in the country for all students. The executive secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Nuru Yakubu, announced the policy in November at a workshop organised to critique the draft teaching guide and training manuals for the teaching of entrepreneurship in the polytechnics and related institutions in Nigeria. The development is part of the Federal Government’s reforms efforts in the education sector, saying it was aimed at making the graduates of higher institutions in the country more marketable.

Meanwhile, on November 22nd the Danish Government announced their outline four year plan which includes a statement that it will be compulsory for every HEI in Denmark to provide entrepreneurship teaching.

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6 12 2007
34zoo

The statement from the Danish Government can be read below. The 4yr plan is still only available in Danish, but pls contact me (jch@idea.sdu.dk) if you have questions re.
(br Jan Christensen, The International Danish Entreprenurship Academy, IDEA)

Promotion of Entrepreneurship

All students on further and higher educations – as well as on vocational educations – are to be offered education in entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is also to be part of general high school education. Entrepreneurs and investors are to be offered elite courses in entrepreneurship based on the US example. The way from idea to patent is to be shorter. The Danish government will set up a committee to examine how risk capital – including the existing government funds in the area – can to a higher extent support the objective of creating more new growth companies. The government will furthermore examine the possibilities of creating a more coherent guiding system for growth entrepreneurs and small companies.

10 09 2009
sandrar

Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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