Government Adamant to Produce Entrepreneurs through Education

The Government plans to enablethe education system inthe country to produce entrepreneurs.


Minister for Trade, Commerce andIndustry Richard Maru’said this when responding to questions raised duringthe National SME Policy and Master Plan Consultative Workshop atthe Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby on Monday.

mainly because ofthe 12,000 grade 12 drop-outs that miss out on places in tertiary institutions every year.


Joseph Sukwianomb fromthPNG Vision 2050 office raisedthe concern to focus on technical and vocational education inthe country, rther than justthe usual academic arena.


Minister Maru’said today most Papua New Guinea students’just finish from tertiary institutions to get a job.


He saidthe Government is adamant to produce entrepreneurs throughthe education system, so that Papua New Guineas can also become employers rther than employees.


Minister Maru told workshop participants thatthe past should be forgotten and to go forward to changethe nation.


The week-long workshop aims to capture relevant information for the formulation ofthe National SME Policy and SME Development Master Plan.


It ends on Friday.


Caption: Koki Vocational School students’

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