Universities have been urged to bridge the gap between theory and practice by imparting life skills to students as a way of inculcating entrepreneurship.
During his presentation of a public lecture dubbed, ‘Entrepreneurship for Development in Zimbabwe: Opportunities and Threats’ organised by the Zimbabwe Open University today, one of the country’s entrepreneurs Dr Shingi Munyeza implored universities in Zimbabwe to prioritise entrepreneurship as it prepares students for life after university.
Dr Munyeza also added that entrepreneurs are key to economic growth hence the need to teach students skills at a young age.
The public lecture was attended by students from the Faculty of Commerce and other disciplines as well as other leading entrepreneurs in the country.
The Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Law at ZOU, Professor Tavonga Njaya emphasized the need for universities to nurture their students to be employers rather than being too theoretical.
Ivy League Universities in the US and Britain usually invite famous entrepreneurs to their graduation ceremonies as a way of inspiring their graduates to follow and emulate their entrepreneurial paths.