How Education Can Unlock Entrepreneurship
Africa’s 4% economic growth has not been inclusive and its continent’s population set to more than double by 2050, the continents greatest asset will be Africa’s capacity to harness its human capital through entrepreneurship education. By 2030 the youth population in the continent will be 42%.
The fact that African governments recognise the link between entrepreneurship and economic growth is definitely a positive step. International players such as IREX are playing an important role in developing youth in 3rd world countries to be leaders of tomorrow and today Bogolo Keniwendo an alumni in Minister of Investment and trade in Botswana.
Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame has appointed Ghanaian serial entrepreneur to top tourism job and the South African government believes that breeding a culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa starts in the classroom, lecture theatres and on campus therefore looking to introduce entrepreneurship to the education curriculum.