INSTILLING entrepreneurship education in classrooms can address the country’s economic growth and employment issues, Know About Business programme national coordinator Peter Miria says.
He said that recently in East New Britain at the conclusion of a two-week workshop for 30 Grade 10 and 12 students from Gazelle and Rabaul.
“Education is the key environment to where entrepreneurship education can be delivered as learning begins in the classroom,” Miria said.
“If economic indicators suggest this is how the country’s growth should be, then we have to plan right in the classrooms and provide the right knowledge and skills to students.”
Miria said since the project began in 2008, about 20,000 students had gone through the KAB Entrepreneurship programme, with more than 180 teachers trained in the pilot schools in the secondary and technical and vocational education and training institutions.
Miria said early this year a project review was conducted by the International Labour Organisation and the report was ready with a cabinet submission for the National Executive Council.
The programme is piloted in Port Moresby, Central, Morobe, Eastern Highlands, East Sepik and West Sepik.
“The outcome of the programme is very good in general while challenges have been big due to the migration of teachers, and the Education Department is more focused on examinable subjects.”
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