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« on: August 24, 2008, 11:07:39 AM »
  Business educators seek relevance in 2020
By Ademola Oni
Published: Sunday, 24 Aug 2008

The Association of Business Educators of Nigeria, Ogun State, has lamented the neglect of business education courses by various institutions of learning in the country. This, they said, had led to the present high rate of unemployment.

Speaking at the first National Conference of ABEN at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, on Friday, the state chairman, Mr. Joseph Odemuyiwa, said the nation had continued to turn out graduates that did not have entrepreneurial orientation.

Odemuyiwa said, ?The resultant effect of this neglect has been unemployment since our graduates have perpetually been looking for jobs. Lack of business education has not allowed them to have business ideas. Creativity has been thrown to the dustbin.?

He lamented that the dearth of tutors to teach business education had conspired with other factors to further push business education to the backseat.

The ABEN chairman called on business tutors to ?make sacrifices? by concentrating on raising more business education graduates instead of rushing to take up appointments in the private sector because of the financial rewards attached to such appointments.

He said, ?Education about business means preparing all learners for the various roles they will play as economically literate citizens. Education for business means building on this general understanding about business in a way that prepares learners to be employed in varieties of business careers.?

Odemuyiwa urged the government and the universities to ?help build the fallen walls of business education,? contending that business education ?remains the appropriate strategy for the attainment of Nigerian Vision 2020.?

The Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, agreed with Odemuyiwa that business education was one of the effective means of ensuring that students were recognised and were part of the realisation of Vision 2020.

Daniel said the state would continue to support those efforts that would make the products of the state institutions job providers and not job seekers.

He called on ABEN members to strive to find ways of strengthening the association.

He expressed the belief that the outcome of the national conference would add value to the lives of students of business administration in the state.


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