Improving the Secondary School Curriculum to Nurture Entrepreneurial Competences Among Students in Uganda
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There is need to design a secondary school curriculum that will contribute to the alleviation of the unemployment problem among the youth. Such a curriculum should inculcate entrepreneurial competences in addition to other employment competences. The country’s development strategy emphasizes the development of relevant competences of its people to enable them exploit and use the available resources gainfully and sustainably promote competitiveness, independence and self sustenance. Having the appropriate entrepreneurial competences would be critical in the exploitation of the resources that Uganda has and create new employment opportunities. The chronic unemployment problem in Uganda raises questions as to how well the education system prepares people for entrepreneurship as a career. In this article literature is reviewed to come up with suggestions of how to develop a curriculum that would enhance people’s entrepreneurial competences through the development of technical and industrial skills, general entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial personality characteristics.