Participants at a Transformational Education Conference want government and other stakeholders to pay more attention to entrepreneurial skills to enhance economic development.
They made the call in Abuja at an educational forum for students in secondary and tertiary institutions as well as Corps members.
The forum with the theme: Transformational Education; A Wholesome Development package for life Endowment, was to reawaken the desire for entrepreneurship in the youths.
The participants who were of the views that the conventional formal education was not enough to meet the unemployment challenge in the country called for more financial support and entrepreneurial skills for secondary school leavers and graduates.
Declaring the Programme open, the Director FCT Secondary Education Board Mrs Nanre Emeje who could not agree less on the place of vocational skills in the socio-economic development of any nation, pointed out that the FCT education board has incorporated entrepreneurial skills development in its curriculum.
The Organiser of the Transformational Education, Mr Desmond Asumnu said the project was borne out of the need to build the capacity of young Nigerians from secondary, tertiary institutions and youth Corps members to be self reliant and employers of labour.
No fewer than two hundred students and Corps members participated in the conference.