EVERYBODY SHOULD BE AN ENTREPRENEUR
The goal of education, should be to take a young man or woman through school who will come out with an idea or skills that makes them be in demand. Moreover, they must possess the necessary skills to meet the demand that is created
One of the best ways to do this is to begin to add into the program of every faculty or department of universities, the subject of entrepreneurship. Wealth creation principles should be knowledge not reserved for special business schools or MBA graduates. Since according to the scriptures, money answers all things. It means everybody is in need of money. If you are in need of it, you must be taught to create it.
A doctor should not just be taught to cure diseases, he must be taught how to market his services. A mechanical engineer should not just be taught how to fix machines, but he must also possess the knowledge on how to find relevance for his services. A graduate of the faculty of education must be taught to identify the needs that will lead him or her to those who are in need of his skills.
“Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship…the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.” ― Peter F. Drucker
All graduates must know how to relate to money. In real life, no excuses. You cannot say because I didn’t finish the faculty of economics, because I am just a doctor, I don’t understand how money works. Real life treats all the same. Either you are a doctor or an MBA graduate.
Everybody in every country is forced to struggle to survive under the same economic situations where the main role is assigned to commerce and money. In a day to day economy, you must be able to know what to do with money if you need to survive. It doesn’t matter if you are a teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer or a financial specialist.
The last I heard there are no special stores for doctors. Neither did I hear of a mall just for engineers and their families. I don’t even know if there are banks designated to serve only engineers and doctors. No my friends, everyone is forced to work under the same economic conditions.
Believe me, those laws that govern the economy and commerce are not written by the doctors or the engineers. They are written by those people who know something about money and economy. Will you therefore say that only a small segment of the society is taught the laws of money and commerce? Yet all of the society has to play by the same rules. This is the reason why I feel that, relevance of every graduate to the real life economy of the modern world, is of utmost importance today.
To be continued tomorrow…
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By DR. Sunday Adelaja