National University Commission (NUC) and Sweden have collaborated on ways of addressing the digital entrepreneurship skills in Nigeria. The collaboration was discussed fully at a meeting between the two bodies as the Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Abubakar Adamu played host to the Sweden Ambassador-Designate and delegation in his office recently.
During the meeting, Professor Adamu suggested that a meeting on digital entrepreneurship skills and Global Wissen Consult be organized with selected Vice Chancellors from public and private universities in each geo-political zone of the country as well as directors of ICT of the universities.
He suggested that the meeting should be on critical areas such as subjecting the knowledge, improving the community, collaboration and utilizing the resources.
He added that NUC and the delegation of Swedish Embassy/Global Wissen Consult will come together to develop the text of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the concept of the MOU to be acceptable to both NUC and the Swedish Embassy.
In her response, Mrs Annika Hahn-Englund stated that the embassy has been working with Global Wissen Consult (GWC) to address the digital entrepreneurship skills in Nigeria by delivering digital learning to the youths through modern ways of learning.
She advised NUC to help students go beyond vocational to digital skills so that students could compete in the global market economy.
Hahn-Englund said Digital Entrepreneurship encompassed IT-based skills and internet-based skills where students/youths are taught how to develop various apps to grow their businesses, urging universities to embrace IT and Digital Entrepreneurship.
She advised NUC further to help promote and invest in digital education and digital skills in line with it’s goals because digital entrepreneurship skills could help to market any type of business.
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