THE Federal Government has been urged to include entrepreneurship in school curriculum as this will go a long way in taming unemployment and alleviate poverty in the country.
The call was made by Pastor Funsho Odesola, Special Assistant on Administration/Personnel to the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, after a special prayer session for parents and intending parents at the international headquarters of the church in Ebute Metta, Lagos.
Odesola said perceptions and attitudes about entrepreneurship start at a tender age in every human being, hence the need for the Federal Government to re-design the nation's school curriculum towards entrepreneurship.
He said the current education system which only encouraged people to be subservient to others rather than being entrepreneurs was bequeathed to us by our colonial masters.
He said: "Entrepreneurship should be introduced to our educational system. The education system should be redesigned to include entrepreneurship to reduce the soaring rate of unemployment and a spring board for the establishment of small scale industries, thereby reducing the clamour for white collar jobs which are non-existenct."
He advised financial institutions to encourage small scale industries by providing low interest loans with little or no collateral, adding that lots of Nigerian youths have great ideas but have no capital to develop such.