Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri
Vice Chancellor or the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Prof. Francis Eze, has advocated for a dynamic entrepreneurship as a means of dealing with the unemployment problem in the country.
He disclosed this, on Wednesday, while delivering his address during the third annual conference of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies held at FUTO.
Eze noted that the ability of any country to successfully meet the challenges of job creation and unemployment depends largely on entrepreneurship , economic growth, and development.
He said, “I believe that if we put our art right in this, our teaming unemployed graduates and non – graduates alike will surely find their hands on tool.
The vice chancellor, however, commended the Federal Government through the National University Commission for their vision and focus on entrepreneurship training and development and the recent need to reverse the curricula of programmes offered in Nigerian universities.
Earlier in his address, the Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, Prof. Christopher Eze, said that the conference is aimed at bringing entrepreneurs together to exchange research ideas and outcomes and enlighten the society on the shift from white collar jobs to hands on tool.
He further stated that the new idea was part of the millennium Development Goals, which has metamorphosed into Sustainable Development Goals, meant to eradicate poverty, insecurity, access to education, health and thirteen other items addressed by the UN agenda to make the world a better place on a sustainable basis.
Nigeria, he added must have to key into the UN goals as a responsible member of the UN especially as its rate of population growth oversteps employment growth and the promotion of entrepreneurship becomes desirable and a tool for employment creation as well as a strategy for poverty alleviation.