NGO partners Mixta on entrepreneurship for pupils

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p style="text-align: justify;">A non-governmental organisation, Junior Achievement Nigeria, has highlighted the need to teach secondary school pupils the basics of starting and running a successful business.

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p style="text-align: justify;">The group, in a statement titled ‘JA Nigeria, Mixta Africa, partner to teach young people entrepreneurship,’ said its partnership with real estate company, Mixta Nigeria, on its JA Be Entrepreneurial programme was part of its corporate social responsibility strategy.

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p style="text-align: justify;">JAN noted that the seven-week programme, implemented in Akwa Ibom, Lagos and Oyo states, was designed to help pupils experience essential elements of a practical business and challenge them to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in secondary school.

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p style="text-align: justify;">“The implementation of this programme is aimed at equipping students with the necessary skills required to build and sustain the entrepreneurial spirit.

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p style="text-align: justify;">“These include skills and concepts such as analysing information, business planning, categorising data, decision making, evaluating alternatives, expressing multiple viewpoints, graphic presentation, oral and written communication, presenting information, reading for understanding, and weighing consequences.’’

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p style="text-align: justify;">“During the programme, the students are also made to learn about advertising, competitive advantages, financing, marketing, and product development as they continue to develop their product or service idea by analysing various sources of successful entrepreneurial ventures, culminating in their selection of a product or service as the basis of their business plan,” the statement said.

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p style="text-align: justify;">According to JAN, the climax of the programme will be a business plan competition where one winner will emerge in each of the implementation states.

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p style="text-align: justify;">Executive Director, JAN, Foluso Gbadamosi, was quoted as saying, “In pursuance of our mission of inspiring and educating young people to become conscientious business leaders, this partnership was born out of the social need to empower young people with entrepreneurial skills.



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p style="text-align: justify;">“Owing to the alarming rate of unemployment in the country, we believe that young people should be equipped with the requisite skills to start and run their businesses and not necessarily wait for white-collar jobs before they can own their economic future.

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p style="text-align: justify;">“Catching them young at secondary school level is a strategic intervention, which will later reduce unemployment in the long run. We, however, appreciate Mixta Africa for this partnership, for supporting us to raise a generation of conscientious business leaders leading a vibrant, economy.”

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