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Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by Bluetooth2: 12:46pm On Feb 18, 2012
mythical:

Unilorin already offer d course, buh datz no replacement 4 job employments.

And so is uniben.why is jonathan trying to make a big deal about a knowledge that wont benefit anybody in the end ?
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by dmainboss: 1:00pm On Feb 18, 2012
These GEJ haters and bashers have become so cynical and bitter that they can't think straight anymore. The funny part is that they claim they have superior knowledge of some sort. This annoucement by GEJ is again another end game move. A masterpiece. The man is showing unbelievable foresight, I am so impressed. Some talk of enabling environment. Who is going to provide enabling environment? Enterpreneurs of course. The problem of Nigeria over the years has basically being our mindset. Actually, it is the problem with the black race. Practically every discovery we enjoy today was done by visionary enterpreneurs working under very uncondusive environments. Some starved to get their inventions done. Some where almost stoned to death because the society called them witches. Most didn't have any support from anywhere. So it is very funny when you hear some claiming that a condusive environment is necessary for enterpreneurship to thrive. It is actually the other way round. Entrepreneurship will create a condusive environment.

Someone wrote that Nigerians are entrepreneurs. Are you kidding me? How many can write a simple business plan? How many can manage cash flow? They make 100k and spend 150k. Is that how their business will thrive? Most Nigerians don't even want to do a business. They want to work in multinational firms. If you own a bank, will you give out loans to people that have no skill on how to run a business? One big difference between the western world and Nigeria is training and specialisation. In Nigeria most people claim they can do practically anything. The same guy is a plumber, an electrician, an importer, a house agent and a cement seller. In the end, he knows nothing.

I am so glad GEJ is addressing the fundamentals in this country. Those waiting to hear silly annoucements like free education and free bags of rice are going to be disappointed in this guy because the guy is not ready for that. The fundamentals is what will change Nigeria, not the kind of frivolous propaganda some governors are announcing to gain public acceptance.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by wowo2: 1:07pm On Feb 18, 2012
In an environment so harsh for even the mega companies to operate you don't want everyone to be a private sector job owner.
You want people to start committing suicide?
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by crackhouse: 1:13pm On Feb 18, 2012
Some people don't get it. Whether Entrepreneural this or entrepreneural that, the question is how do u get started? With which money? Or do graduates have to pluck money from a tree to start whatever they intend to do?. I remember during my Nysc then, i heard that corps who wish to obtain a loan of 250,000 naira after passing out can apply and i applied but that money was not given to me and i 've not heard or seen anybody that have collected the money since then. So what are we talking abt, most things don't work here in Naija and that's all. Even if it's taught in schools, most people will end up doing nothing with the skills or knowledge because there will be support from the govt and the banks are not ready to help but only interested in their collateral and interests and most people don't have the collateral{s}.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by pssword: 1:38pm On Feb 18, 2012
What silly grandstanding from an inept president.
He should concentrate on what he should do - build refinery, build roads, provide electricity etc and stop wasting everyone time,
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by kheart(m): 2:00pm On Feb 18, 2012
gej is another mugu. no be juju n black magic u use to bcom presido. pls we need dose things introduce 4 we uni.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by ziccoit: 2:09pm On Feb 18, 2012
This GEJ guy likes holding onto straw and moving from one place to another in a touch-and-go manners. When do we start having a robust developmental strategies eludes every possible thinkings.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by merengue: 3:22pm On Feb 18, 2012
This man never ceases to amaze me. Who will teach such courses; the Nigerian lecturer fighting to retire at 70 years whose knowledge is even more obsolete or will they hire staff from heaven? And where on earth does entrepreneurship guarantee a nation's growth, someone please cite such examples. After entrepreneurship training, these same people will have to cope with the same issues that have forced blue chip companies to relocate to Ghana. And some funny people think its a good idea. Nowhere in the world do governments create jobs, they create the enabling environment for jobs to be created. Ensure adequate power supply, adequate infrastructure and the rest will sort itself.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by tevinsolt: 3:33pm On Feb 18, 2012
olodo president!! what Nigeria need to start doing is encouraging kids as from SS1 to start volunteering as a requirement to graduate and to get into a good college, makes them work on projects like we do here in america (economic class) make them produce something and sell it make pay bills like the real world and see who can handle it, and have rewards for the best students  it will be surprising how students will graduate better mentality of how to navigate the real world individually.  smiley
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by youngmonie: 5:16pm On Feb 18, 2012
Not a bad idea to make it compulsory even though some universities already offer the course. But I dont think that alone solves the issues facing the business environment in Nigeria. Like most Developed economies SME's play a very important role in development as they are mostly the largest employers. And in the case of Nigeria where it is difficult for SME's to start up and even thrive because of the difficult business terrain, first banks dont even want to give loans to SME's, there are no jobs out there, people are not earning so how then do wan the SME's to thrive. Good intentions on him, BUT THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT NEED TO BE SORTED OUT BY GOVERNMENT
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by pinnochio(m): 5:56pm On Feb 18, 2012
See someone that's yabbing patience jonathan writing "Agbo 'leaves' in Onisha" right in the same post.


#hewithoutsin
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by AZeD1(m): 6:01pm On Feb 18, 2012
dmainboss:

These GEJ haters and bashers have become so cynical and bitter that they can't think straight anymore. The funny part is that they claim they have superior knowledge of some sort. This annoucement by GEJ is again another end game move. A masterpiece. The man is showing unbelievable foresight, I am so impressed. Some talk of enabling environment. Who is going to provide enabling environment? Enterpreneurs of course. The problem of Nigeria over the years has basically being our mindset. Actually, it is the problem with the black race. Practically every discovery we enjoy today was done by visionary enterpreneurs working under very uncondusive environments. Some starved to get their inventions done. Some where almost stoned to death because the society called them witches. Most didn't have any support from anywhere. So it is very funny when you hear some claiming that a condusive environment is necessary for enterpreneurship to thrive. It is actually the other way round. Entrepreneurship will create a condusive environment.

Someone wrote that Nigerians are entrepreneurs. Are you kidding me? How many can write a simple business plan? How many can manage cash flow? They make 100k and spend 150k. Is that how their business will thrive? Most Nigerians don't even want to do a business. They want to work in multinational firms. If you own a bank, will you give out loans to people that have no skill on how to run a business? One big difference between the western world and Nigeria is training and specialisation. In Nigeria most people claim they can do practically anything. The same guy is a plumber, an electrician, an importer, a house agent and a cement seller. In the end, he knows nothing.

I am so glad GEJ is addressing the fundamentals in this country. Those waiting to hear silly annoucements like free education and free bags of rice are going to be disappointed in this guy because the guy is not ready for that. The fundamentals is what will change Nigeria, not the kind of frivolous propaganda some governors are announcing to gain public acceptance.
Dude stop the GEJ Bottom licking. English is the official language of Nigeria, the only compulsory subject in jamb, The language used to teach students from nursery school till graduation, so going by your post above, anyone who has schooled in Nigeria should be a master of the english language but can you tell me if that is the case?
GEJ is talking without thinking.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by AjanleKoko: 6:34pm On Feb 18, 2012
Hopeless people in power embarassed

They don't want to develop the country or they have no clue. Don't they know that if they do national infrastructure development projects like building mega highways, rail systems, power plants, refineries, etc, jobs will be created naturally? Do they know how many factories have shut down as a result of the power crisis? More than a thousand, in ten years.

Instead of them to admit and face their looting, they are busy mumbling stoopid rhetorics about. Just like the silly Northerner at CBN. His portfolio has totally crumbled, and all he does is to move around from event to event, delivering speeches like he was an elected official. It's just sick, this country. The level of depravity that the elected leadership has sunk to, it's utterly disgusting.

It's like cutting off a footballer's feet, and then buying him a pair of soccer boots.
I'm sure the eediot president doesn't know that entrepreneurship as a course has been taught in OND programs for decades, in Nigerian polytechnics.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by 2buff(m): 6:41pm On Feb 18, 2012
Good. Nigerians are too dependent on looking for oga sir work.
The government will also have to do its best to help grow small businesses with special tax cuts.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by AZeD1(m): 7:22pm On Feb 18, 2012
2buff:

Good. Nigerians are too dependent on looking for oga sir work.
The government will also have to do its best to help grow small businesses with special tax cuts.
Bros how about the government provides me light so i can manage my small barbing saloon or provide good roads so that when i decide to go to my village and farm i see motor to transport my produce!!!!
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by PStylish: 7:47pm On Feb 18, 2012
@All

I did entrepreneurship all through my undergraduate years and it has helped greatly. Its high time undergraduates are told the bitter truth about the labour market and their minds framed up to do their own thing after commencement .
Back then in school, we were encouraged never to see ourselves as job seekers but job providers so much so that virtually all of us started practicing entrepreneurship right from our time in school.
Students engaged in the following businesses:

1. Food kiosks
Some students opened kiosks in their respective rooms to meet the food/victual needs of fellow students especially starting from 9pm when the school buttery and cafeteria would have closed. They sold stuff like toast bread (made in the room),fried meat,fried turkey, packed rice, biscuits, gala,indomie,spaghetti and general provisions

2. Mini "computer/IT village"
Some students turned their rooms into a mini computer village. They sold all kinds of computer accessories, fairly used and even brand new laptops. These guys were also able to carry out complex repairs on laptops and PCs.I dont think they learnt this anywhere.Students were always willing to pay any price for their systems to be up and running. Even female students patronized them.
In addition, they also sold latest IT gadgets of the time such as Zen, IPod, MP4, Zune and cameras. Their rooms were always beehives of activities as students always trooped in for one thing or the other almost 24 hours.

3. Business centres
Students opened mini business centres in their rooms offering printing, scanning , photocopying and binding services at  rates far lower than what the school business centres offered. Like the other businesses, they provided services late into the night.Before then students used to have to queue for hours in front of the school business centre to make 1 or 2 photocopies.

4. Provision of room services
Some students were courageous enough to carry their wares from one room to another for sale. They sold things like  shawarma, shoes, shirts, perfumes etc

5. Supply of common academic needs
Some students took it upon themselves to save their classmates the stress of having to travel all the way to Ikeja to buy academic tools like toolboxes, drawing equipment etc. Instead some students volunteered to go through all the stress for as many as were interested at a higher cost. Many students obliged them.

It was always fun those days seeing posters here and there advertising one service or the other available at various rooms.E.g Print for N4 per page at E405, Daniel Hall, hot toast bread at H301, Joseph hall etc.

The ladies too were not lagging as they provided similar services along with other feminine services.

Let me state here that 90% of those who went into these businesses did so with the desire of putting into practice what was learnt in school and making more money. And they did.They would have still been very ok if they didn't do those businesses.

Parting Shot
Of course, running a business within the 4 walls of a school environment is easier than outside same. But, prospective graduate entrepreneurs should note the following:

1. It may be very very rough at the beginning. You just have to sacrifice a lot and endure.

2. You must have a well written business plan, mission, vision and goal and you must always read and reflect on it every time you are feeling discouraged.

3. It is advisable to go into intellectual/skilled service delivery that requires very little or no start up and running capital.In other words, all you need is your brain and skills.The client bears all the cost and you make your profit.

4. Do not foreclose the possibility of getting a paid employment and always try to get one if you can. But always have it at the back of your mind, that no matter how much you may earn as salary, you will always do what you are doing now - business and it will always be your first love. This will encourage you to put in all your very best.

5. Always pray to God for success and be close to Him.Only God can crown one's efforts with glory.



ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS THE WAY FORWARD FOR OUR COUNTRY AS REGARDS THE CURRENT JOB SITUATION
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by HNosegbe(m): 8:41pm On Feb 18, 2012
*sighs* Who will tell Mr President that business skills are not taught in university?
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by queensmith: 8:54pm On Feb 18, 2012
you guys make me laugh- you speak like all teh Richard Bransons are Nigerian!

You call the petty market traders entrepreneurs? What else will they do when theres no jobs or education?

God, I wonder which is worst- the government or it's people
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by oyb(m): 9:19pm On Feb 18, 2012
AjanleKoko:

Hopeless people in power embarassed

They don't want to develop the country or they have no clue. Don't they know that if they do national infrastructure development projects like building mega highways, rail systems, power plants, refineries, etc, jobs will be created naturally? Do they know how many factories have shut down as a result of the power crisis? More than a thousand, in ten years.

Instead of them to admit and face their looting, they are busy mumbling stoopid rhetorics about. Just like the silly Northerner at CBN. His portfolio has totally crumbled, and all he does is to move around from event to event, delivering speeches like he was an elected official. It's just sick, this country. The level of depravity that the elected leadership has sunk to, it's utterly disgusting.

It's like cutting off a footballer's feet, and then buying him a pair of soccer boots.
I'm sure the eediot president doesn't know that entrepreneurship as a course has been taught in OND programs for decades, in Nigerian polytechnics.


the edioot in question is even a lecturer lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed


rather than focus on creating an enabling environment he focuses on empty speeches and politicking

the daft eediot gave entreprenurship a kick in the wrong direction on january 1st this year
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by member479760: 9:27pm On Feb 18, 2012
and after the theory how do you practice it when you don't have resources to do so.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by beespak7(m): 9:44pm On Feb 18, 2012
While gej is ordering compulsory enterpreneuship courses for students he should also order for compulsory enabling enviroments to making buisness survive that means he should order for

compulsory 24 hours electricity all over nigeria

compulsory tarring of all roads in nigeria

compulsory running water 24/7

compulsory security of lives and properties in nigeria
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by Lexzycane(m): 10:52pm On Feb 18, 2012
It's good! I did d coaurse last simester in OOU, bt d only thing was dat it was jst anoda coarse i had 2 cram, gt into d exam hall, pour down and nw i dnt remember poo! The universities in Nigeria nid serious restructuring. The lecturer came abt 3 times told us 2 buy a bk and gave us chapters 2 read. It was jst a waste my time.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by all4naija(m): 3:12am On Feb 19, 2012
Lol . . . @ compulsory Entrepreneurship Course. That means all Nigerian undergraduates would soon take trading jobs from Igbo people.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by Turbocharged: 9:44pm On Feb 19, 2012
Wich way naija youths? Succes is doesnt come frm d availablty of resources, it's a process. It's a shame 2 naija graduates dat pple who went to 1 day seminars r creating wealth, while they r busy carrying cert. lookin 4 illiterates dat wl employ dem.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by Turbocharged: 10:05pm On Feb 19, 2012
Creativity is what most of our youth r lackin, & unplanned life. Do u know dat some of those guys (if not all) dat import shoes & clothings in Mandilas r illiterates & came 2 lag wt nuttin? Do u also know dat 2face no finish skuul. But 4 some of our youths d
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by all4naija(m): 11:55pm On Feb 19, 2012
^^
What are you up to? Illiterate is different from a dropout. There are a lot of intelligent dropouts as well. Don't judge people success based on that or try to make them look inferior to graduates for some reason we have been told if you are not a master holder you are not literate, come on! If 2face is a dropout and makes it better than graduate it means he is good at what he does. This is a backward mentality to think dropouts have nothing to offer as equivalent to those who graduated.

In my opinion on this matter, the government have to provide credit(through credit banks)available to meet the needs of those who took this course in schools, to aid them in starting up businesses for their survival and the benefit of the community. Indeed, I would like to see a lot of Nigerians have one or more idea about the creation of wealth. Only that way the country can sustain the teeming population to a reasonable extent.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by Turbocharged: 3:05am On Feb 20, 2012
^^
Don't get me wrong, wen I say illiterates, I mean ppl who didnt go byond primary skuul. If dey could exhibit such level of intel, what is the graduate waiting for?
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by ogogoromaster: 11:33am On Feb 20, 2012
I graduated in 2005 from UNIBEN and did a mandatory entrepreneurship course in year 3.So what is this funny president talking about.Please fix our roads,rails and power generation systems.When these are provided we would not need to do any useless entrepreneurship course to start and maintain a business.Have you seen the world bank report-Nigeria is one of the most difficult place to do business in the world.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by lanrock: 5:33pm On Feb 20, 2012
gst 301. i beg mrs minister, help us tells mr gej that the gst 301(enteprenuership) was already a course in all nigeria university before its anouncement. but it is only on theory not in practical. so we need money to perfoms the practical aspect of entreprenuership.
Re: Gej Orders Compulsory Entrepreneurship Course For All Undergraduates by Ejiogbe(m): 11:49pm On Feb 21, 2012
Hello Nairalanders and most honourable graduates,

Leave GEJ alone. He is a politician . You know our politicians like too much talk-talk . They have to say something, at least to justify our allowing them to rule us and to make us not to see them as never-do-wells.
Time and tide wait for no one
Get your entrepreneurship practicals at www.entrepreneurialjunction.blogspot.com

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