Canterbury delegation teach students about entrepreneurship

RUSIZI – A group of over 70 accounts students at Gil Barham Secondary School in Rusizi district have been trained on how to set up businesses by a delegation from Canterbury Christ Church University in England. During a two-day seminar, that begun on Tuesday at the school, the students were also briefed on partnerships in business and service delivery.
Some of the students of Gil Barham secondary school and trainers pose for a group photo shortly after the seminar. (Photo: S. Mugisgha)
Some of the students of Gil Barham secondary school and trainers pose for a group photo shortly after the seminar. (Photo: S. Mugisgha)

RUSIZI – A group of over 70 accounts students at Gil Barham Secondary School in Rusizi district have been trained on how to set up businesses by a delegation from Canterbury Christ Church University in England.

During a two-day seminar, that begun on Tuesday at the school, the students were also briefed on partnerships in business and service delivery.

“I advise you to begin thinking of how you will start up your own businesses after school rather than just waiting to be employed by the government,” said Dr Robin Precey, who led the delegation of 12 trainers.

“This will help you survive and succeed in your daily lives economically and socially.”

Speaking to The New Times shortly after the training, Dr Precey said the seminar was largely meant to equip students with the knowledge necessary to create their own jobs.

He also added that they would extend similar training to various secondary students and teachers in other schools.

Some of the challenges that the students said would hinder their plans to form their own businesses enterprises is lack of capital.

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