The question, should secondary school students undergo entrepreneurial studies?, formed the theme of the inter-school literary and debate competition organised by Krisbethel College, Ipaja, Lagos State. Seven schools; Towergate College, Doregos Private School, Bols International College, Gec Comprehensive College, Sound Hope Private School, De-Unique College and Krisbethel, debated the merits and de-merits of students undergoing entrepreneurial studies.
The debate saw Towergate College, which opposed the motion, come tops while Doregos and Krisbethel schools came second and third respectively as they supported the motion.
Speaking on the importance of the chosen topic, Chief Moderator of the debate, Mr Adebisi Adekoya, said the idea of students undergoing entrepreneurial studies in Nigeria is a welcome development as they will be well equipped academically, technically and professionally in any field they wish to pursue in life, on the condition that government provides a centre or training ground for such.
Delivering her speech at the occasion, the principal, Krisbethel College, Ms Oluwayemi Solarin, advised the students mix with one another, as events such as debate and quiz competitions often form the crux of a life long positive friendship.
Adekoya, while giving prizes to the winners, lamented that majority of the debaters used the word ‘undergo’ when they should have used‘study.’
His words, “Undergo and study are different. If entrepreneurial skills are to be acquired in school, is a different ball game altogether. But undergo is a question of learning and staying somewhere. So, undergoing entrepreneurial studies by secondary school students is a good initiative considering the numerous benefits it would bring the students. It is also an avenue to solving unemployment issues on the part of the government.”