The National, Friday October 18th, 2013
By SHEILA MALKEN
FIFTY-two students graduated with certificate on Know About Business (KAB) teaching yesterday from the Don Bosco Technological Institute (DBTI).
KAB project acting manager Alois Ragin challenged the graduates to go out to the schools they would be attached to to teach business courses.
“I am encouraging you all to take up teaching which will help you to implement what you have been taught,” Ragin said.
The entrepreneurship course was introduced to DBTI in 2010, which started off with the training of 45 teachers.
The students took up the course as part of their education major but they studied trades.
Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) acting managing director Henry Marasembi said the objective of the course was to create an enterprise culture and introduce students to consider self-employment a career part.
“DBTI is the first tertiary institution to teach the course and we would like it to be an example to other institutions,” Marasembi said.
“There is huge unemployment rate in the country. Introducing small to medium enterprises will reduce the unemployment rate with the target of creating employment for two million people.”
Student representative council president Emmanuel Kuna thanked SBDC and KAB for making training possible for them.
“With the skills and qualification gained, we are prepared to go out to schools that we will be attached and deliver,” Kuna said.