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Anietie Eka Tables Motion For Establishment Of Entrepreneurial Hub In Schools


For Rt. Hon. Anietie Eka, the member representing Uyo State Constituency, entrepreneurial skills should be cultivated amongst our youths.

The Uyo lawmaker, who raised a motion to canvass for it at the plenary of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKHA), listed countless benefits of establishing entrepreneurial hub in Akwa Ibom State.

The motion entitled: “Urgent Need to Establish Entrepreneurial Hub in Akwa Ibom State Primary and Secondary Schools”, the mover, Eka, said the motion was borne out of the desire to curb youth violence while making them to be proactive and productive, hence the need to establish an entrepreneurial hub in schools.

The motion was seconded by Rt. Hon. Felicia Bassey, Deputy Speaker and Member representing Okobo State Constituency.

While giving explanation on the motion, Hon Eka said that entrepreneurial hub are skills acquisition centres established in high schools in Asian Tiger countries like China and other developed countries that are controlling the world’s economy today.

The Assembly man said that most of the products being imported to Africa are from China and are produced by secondary school students from China and other Asian Tiger countries.

He said Akwa Ibom can do better if it can adopt such a system, “once an entrepreneurial hub is established, a student shall be entitled to at least a skill where they can have steady income in their bid to becoming self-reliant”.

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The lawmaker prayed the House to order the State Ministry of Education and other relevant agencies to ensure urgent establishment of entrepreneurial hub in our public primary and secondary schools to introduce new skills, offer vocational education while engaging all students without gender segregation in order to occupy their time and divert attention from violence.

He urged the state government through the Ministry of Information to re-orientate and sensitise the students in public primary and secondary schools on the core values of global peace in nation building process, also employ the Nigeria Police and other relevant security agencies to those schools that are vices-prone until normalcy returns.

He prayed that adequate counselling and career guidance should be introduced in our public secondary schools to educate and let them know that violence is not a career but a destructive path.

According to him, over 40,000 graduates are engaged in their NYSC programmes but regretted that after service year, they would be poured out into the labour market, stressing that the motion would keep our children off the labour market and the streets.

The speaker, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, after the motion was supported by members representing Nsit Ubium State Constituency, Hon Otobong Bob and Nsit Atai State Constituency, Rt. Hon Mark Esset, referred it to the House Committee on Education for in-depth study and to report back in two weeks.

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