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Kigali : 312 students had training on entrepreneurship

May-07
03:33 AM 2016

The workshop invited UR staff, Kicukiro District officials, community members, and students from entrepreneurship clubs at all colleges of the University of Rwanda, and so forth. Speaking with the new times Moses Tumusiime, the director of Centre for Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development at the University of Rwanda, said that the training is to last in two weeks. And said the reason why they invite people to be engaged in entrepreneurship.

“If the government says it will create 200,000 off-farm jobs annually, it will not create them without the hand of the community. That is the reason why we sensitise people on self-employment,” he said.

Prof Philip Cotton, UR vice chancellor during University-Community interaction outreach programme of the last year stated that with training of more than 50 small business start-ups will be conducted annually with the focus of changing the mindsets of people about job creation. He explained that the drive is geared at equipping many Rwandans with skills to create their own jobs instead of waiting for employment.

There is a misconception that job creation needs a degree, ‘‘Students are currently given practical works at the University. “Dirty hands are making money. Jobs are not in offices only. Graduates would wish to work only in existing institutions but jobs can be personally created.” Said Philip.

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