L-R: Director General, Royal Education Council; Director General, Department of Labour and Human Resources; Director General, Department of School Education

A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding was signed among the Royal Education Council, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) on February 9, 2021, to integrate entrepreneurship in school education and to develop professional capacities of the teachers to teach the subject. While the existing Commerce curriculum is reformed to offer Business and Entrepreneurship education, components of entrepreneurship will also be integrated into Economics, Social Studies and Arts Education.

Over Nu 20 million has been committed by Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Division (ESED) under Department of Employment, MoLHR, to support professional development of teachers to teach entrepreneurship education in the schools. The project will also support purchase of tools and equipment for vocational clubs in the schools and train instructors on entrepreneurship.

The training to Commerce teachers which will also include orientation to the new Business and Entrepreneurship textbook will be rolled out this year during the break. Over 800 teachers will be trained to teach entrepreneurship in the schools by the end of the three-year project.