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Ministry sets target for student entrepreneurs

A Higher Education Ministry target anticipates that by 2020, 15% of students will venture into entrepreneurship while they are still pursuing studies at institutions of higher education, with 5% of them having the primary goal of becoming entrepreneurs upon graduating, reports Bernama.

Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching said over 60% of students in higher education institutions were actively involved in entrepreneurship activities and programmes and 3% had become entrepreneurs while pursuing their tertiary education.

“We are referring to the framework where we want our students not to be job seekers but to be job creators,” she told reporters after launching the Siswapreneur Showcase 2017 programme, which is among the ministry’s initiatives to expose the students to the real world of entrepreneurship.
Full report on The Star site
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