Minister calls on universities to create more entrepreneurs

Universities are urged to update their curriculum to create more entrepreneurs, instead of producing graduates bent on becoming civil servants or private sector employees in Indonesia, reports the New Straits Times.

Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Minister Teten Masduki said this on Sunday 4 September, as reported by the Antara news agency. “This is an important thing for universities, especially the faculty of business and economics, to redesign [the curriculum] to prepare [students to become] entrepreneurs,” Teten said.

With a revised entrepreneurial curriculum, universities can prepare more-upgraded micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), he said, and revealed that data from the ministry estimated that about 73% of young Indonesians aspire to become business players instead of employees.
Full report on the New Straits Times site