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ICCI for promoting youth entrepreneurship

ICCI for promoting youth entrepreneurship

ISLAMABAD: Business community here on Monday urged the government for introducing business subjects from school level in order to promote entrepreneurship in youth, which was comprising over the half of local population.

Addressing the opening ceremony of Savvy School by Aspire Group of Colleges, Senior Vice President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Muhammad Naveed said that entrepreneurship should be fostered in youth right from the school level and urged the government for taking measures to make entrepreneurship subject a part of school syllabus so that the youth could consider to carve out its career in entrepreneurship.

He said fostering entrepreneurship in youth was vital to put Pakistan on the path of sustainable economic growth and schools should focus on teaching entrepreneurship as a subject to students that would be helpful in luring youngsters towards business world.

Muhammad Naveed said Pakistan was a country of young population and youth was its greatest asset. However, if youth was not provided quality education, it could become a big burden on the country.

He said the developed countries achieved fast economic growth by focusing on skills development and technical education of youth.

He said more attention should be given to developing skills and providing technical and vocational education to youngsters so that they could play an effective role in the industrial development of the country.