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000263300 245__ $$aThe student enterprise scheme for agribusiness innovation: A University-based training model for nurturing entrepreneurial mind-sets amongst African youths
000263300 260__ $$c2017
000263300 269__ $$a2017-03-11
000263300 336__ $$aJournal Article
000263300 520__ $$aParadigm shifts in higher education have necessitated embracing and mainstreaming entrepreneurship education in training curricula. This is because entrepreneurial capacity building amongst the youth is considered the best approach for addressing unemployment, rural poverty and creation of responsible citizenry in Sub Saharan Africa. Reportedly, entrepreneurship education increases the chances for young people to start new businesses or even expand existing ones, gain confidence and so enhance their employability. However, one of the criticism of entrepreneurship education in Africa is that it is largely theoretical, and barely provides the much needed hands-on practice. This calls for training models of entrepreneurship that exhibit practical orientations. In light of this view, Gulu University in Uganda, introduced a practical approach of agri-entrepreneurship training branded as the Student Enterprise Scheme, in which students develop, defend, implement and evaluate agribusiness plans. The students are guided and supported with funds on credit to actualize economically viable and commercially sound business plans. Insights from the implementation of the scheme so far show that it is a useful practical approach for students to integrate theory and practice. This paper illustrates that although the linkage between student entrepreneurial activities and other stakeholders for Roundtable engagements requires further testing and refinement, the scheme is a good opportunity for young people to develop positive entrepreneurial mindsets and capabilities, start own businesses and enhance their employability. The study recommends strengthening linkages between university students and those in technical and vocational institutions to develop a higher educational value chain on entrepreneurship training. Furthermore, entrepreneurship programmes for young people should be connected to credit and micro-finance initiatives to enhance their entrepreneurial success.
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000263300 546__ $$aEnglish
000263300 650__ $$aResearch and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies
000263300 6531_ $$aEntrepreneurial action
000263300 6531_ $$ajob creation
000263300 6531_ $$aGulu University
000263300 6531_ $$apersonal development competences
000263300 700__ $$a Stephen Wamala Kalule
000263300 700__ $$a Basil Mugonola
000263300 700__ $$a Duncan Ongeng
000263300 720__ $$aProf. Adipala, Ekwamu$$eeditor
000263300 720__ $$aDr. Paul, Nampala$$eeditor
000263300 773__ $$jVolume 2$$kIssue 1$$o66$$q55$$tAfrican Journal of Rural Development (AFJRD)
000263300 8560_ $$fbecky_namubiru@afjrd.org
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