As job scarcity continues to be a clog in the wheel of job seekers progress, the Federal Government introduced entrepreneurship as a compulsory course in Nigerian universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.
The course which is geared at teaching and equipping students with at least one skill to keep them going at the present state of economic imbalance in the country has two phases: the theoretical and practical phase.
Speaking to one of the resource persons, Miss Amaka Okike whose efforts were complimented with that of students, she said the purpose of the programme was to reduce the rate of unemployment amongst fresh graduates, adding that government is working towards introducing the programme as a course in tertiary institutions.
She however said that they had to work with students because they have the skills and also volunteered for the job.
One of the students who benefitted from the one-day programme, Mr Ajumu Joseph, said bead making is an interesting thing students can do at their free time without letting it interfere with their studies.
He hailed the college management for the innovation urging other students to take advantage of subsequent editions of the programme.
Among the students that volunteered to teach in the programme are Ugo Oparanozie of www.otowngist.com who runs her personal bead making outfit.
The class was held today Saturday, July 06, 2013 inside the college premises.
Ugochi talking to other students