The Executive Chairman of KRIF Foundation, Reverend Kennedy Okosun has urged students in high schools to set their minds on developing business ideas that would enable
them create jobs before they complete their tertiary education .
Rev Okosun who is an entrepreneur with 32 years’ experience, noted that entrepreneurship was about impacting on the society, changing
“You have no choice but to do better than I have done as you are being trained and taught. I want you to understand that it may look difficult but it is doable” he said
He was speaking at the launch of the second edition of the “Cr8tiff” Business Plan competition in Accra on the theme, “let’s make a difference”.
The competition is a high school entrepreneurial skills development programme, aimed at unearthing the critical thinking and
The programme which is organised by Lead Afrique International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) expects students to identify the basic problems of the society that would require profitable and innovative ways of solving them.
As such, students in participating schools with the support of business coaches and school coordinators, would pitch their ideas and develop business plans.
The competition which started on October 1,
The Co-founder of Lead Afrique International, Mr Michael Ohene-Effah noted that the challenge was how to find employment for the teeming youth of Africa who
“A growing number of employers are no longer looking for graduates with the most impressive degrees certificate because they do not believe academic success is a sign of professional success” he added.
He suggested measures such as more engagement of youth in decision making, teaching attitude in class, exposing students to real life situation and introduction of entrepreneurship and French as compulsory subjects in the educational curricular primary to tertiary.
The head of Shield International School, Mr Adevu Godson Kar in an interview emphasised the importance of such a competition indicating that it provided a practical platform for all business related subjects thought in school.