"Promoting Entrepreneurship in Cameroonian Universities"
Education is generally accepted as a principal mechanism for fostering economic development and growth. Similarly, it is recognized that long-term economic growth in the global economy can only be achieved through investment in a highly skilled workforce. In the context of the knowledge economy, higher education has become notably critical in this regard. Education is indispensable if Cameroon must grow its way out of poverty. Cameroonian Universities are key players in the global system because they prepare citizens with vital knowledge and skills to enable them contribute to sustainable development at individual, organizational, national and global levels. Higher learning Institutions in Cameroon, however, are regarded as “ivory towers” because they churn out graduates who are not fit for the job market. The situation is not peculiar to any particular University, as most Universities are reproached of producing graduates whose skills are in high demand by organizations. As such, many of these graduates end up being unemployed, as companies find it difficult to recruit them. Our statistic for example, reported that “as many as 80% of graduates who leave Cameroonian universities and polytechnics fail to find jobs two years after their graduation, and 60% do not find jobs even after graduation. majority of university graduates rely on work in the informal sector, which is considered as vulnerable employment. Despite the cumulative uncertainty in employability mainly brought on by the ever-increasing pace of advancements in various industrial sectors, many calls have been made for Cameroonian Universities, in particular, to expose their students to the possibilities of creating their own jobs by deepening their entrepreneurial mindset. WRAG's Founder and President (Achuo Resco) visited some profesional universities in the Nation's Capital to educate the students on the need of building entrepreneurial mindset and how they can become their own bosses. Together we can build a more sustainable world