BRUSSELS, Friday, 27th October 2017

Minister of Higher Education Professor Nkandu Luo has said early introduction of entrepreneurship skills courses in the education curriculum has the capacity to create wealth and employment.

Professor LUO said encouraging entrepenureship empowers communities and promotes self sustainability thereby driving any country’s economy to greater heights.

The Minister made the remarks at the just ended conference on the intervention on the use of Waste Water As A Resource at the Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference (G.STIC) in Brussels, Belgium.

Prof. Luo said the Ministry of Higher Education has formed a technology and business council that focuses on different forms of enterprenural skills.

She bemoaned the stigma attached to some forms of entreprenureship which struggle with social acceptance or border on cultural values and beliefs.

Prof. Luo said there is need to support innitiatives that use waste materials to manufacture goods of economic value.

She hoped that the investment in new technologies, massive marketing campaign strategies and education will help to give the resource a lot of dignity.

G.STIC is a new conference series that focuses on integrated technology solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and draws on the globally best available knowledge and real life expertise.

The aim of the conference is to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technology innovations that enable the achievement of the SDGs.

Issued by

Phyllis Chilekwa
First Secretary – Press and Public Relations
Embassy of Zambia – Brussels
BELGIUM


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