Pupils learn to start own businesses

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 19th September 2012

STUDENTS at the Salvation Army Secondary School in Port Moresby have been taught how to start businesses.
The school launched a pilot programme –  Start your business, improve your business – for students undertaking business studies yesterday.
Principal Mary Kalit said as part of the national eduction curriculum, the business studies subject was available to interested students.
But she said the subject was broad and theoretical in nature.
“That subject is very broad and theoretical in nature and the students are not well equipped to be involved in small businesses when they leave school,” she said.
She said there was a need for the students to be trained specifically on all aspects of business start-up and management.
 She said it also included how they could sustain the operations and
remain profitable.
“For PNG to achieve its long term development objectives of a smart, wise, fair, happy society by 2050, the future generation of this country needs to be adequately trained with appropriate knowledge and skills for life after school,” she said.