The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria SMEDAN on Tuesday commenced a three-day training programme on entrepreneurship for 60 primary and secondary school teachers in the state.
The programme was organised in partnership with the Ekiti Government.
Declaring the programme open in Ado-Ekiti, SMEDAN Director-General, Dr Dikko Radda, described entrepreneurship education as one of the opportunities to proffer solution to unemployment in the country.
Dr Radda, represented by the South-East Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Mr Gbenga Ogundeji, said the programme–`SMEDAN School Entrepreneurship: Training the Trainers’ –was organised with a view to inculcating business culture in the youth.
Governor Kayode Fayemi, on his part, said entrepreneurship education would open up employment opportunities.
Represented by the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Foluso Daramola, the Governor, reiterated the commitment of his administration to education and encourage human capacity development.
The Governor called on the participants to make the best use of the opportunities provided by the programme.
He also admonished the participants to go back to their various schools to impart whatever knowledge they had learnt on their pupils and students.
Responding on behalf of the participants, one of the beneficiaries, Mrs Stella Nwokolo, thanked the organizers of the programme and assured them that whatever business knowledge was gained would be transferred to the pupils and students.