By Christopher Njoku
STUDENTS of Loral International School, Festac Town, Lagos, have been advised to imbibe the idea of business, even at their early age, to promote entrepreneurship in future. This was disclosed by Dr. Ramon Mukaila, the guest speaker at the recent Business and Technology week held at the school.
Ramon assured the students that they can stand on their own and make contributions to the society to better the country, irrespective of their field of study. He advised them to emulate successful entrepreneurs in the country. He said, “the major problem of Nigeria today is unemployment, and entrepreneurship is one of the strategies which the government plans to use in solving this problem. If you are technology conscious, then you have the opportunity to make more profit.
“Technology is what we need to better our standard of living. While business is anything you do to make profit, you can enhance your business by the use of modern day technology, because today, businesses depend highly on technology, technology has come to enhance businesses.”
According to the Head of Business Department of the school, Mrs. Macaulay Oluranti, the two-day programme included debate, quiz competition, football match, carnival and exhibition of students’ ability in technology and business.
She explained that business and technology week is an extra-curricular event jointly organised by two departments in the school.
“This is an annual event, with an objective to exhibit and showcase the intellectual, innovative and commercial acumen of our students. At present, the communication and technology era is the only period that encompasses all fields of human endeavor, Students should know that whichever field they find themselves in, they are there to make profit, and not a loss especially if they are doing business,” she said.