Nigerian Educational and Research Development Council (NERDC)
Nigerian Educational and Research Development Council (NERDC) and the United National Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have launched entrepreneurship curriculum project aimed at ensuring senior secondary school students acquire functional trade and entrepreneurship skills.
In his address, at the flag-off ceremony in Abuja, the Executive Secretary, NERDC, Prof. Isma’il Junaidu said that the curricular were developed with a view to equipping young school leavers with relevant entrepreneurship skills.
He said UNIDO entered into partnership with NERDC for the review of the 34 trades and entrepreneurship curricular to scale them up in line with global best practices.
He said the project was designed to enable youths to develop a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship, business and self-employment.
Minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu said that the project would reduce unemployment rate in the country.
In his opening remark, the country representative of UNIDO, Dr. Chuma Ezedinma said entrepreneurship was necessary ingredient for stimulating economic growth and employment opportunities in every society.