IUM to roll out entrepreneurship module

12 Jun 2017 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 12 JUN (NAMPA) – The International University of Management (IUM) will roll out an entrepreneurship module in all its seven faculties in 2018.
IUM founder David Namwandi, who is also chairperson of the university’s Governing Council, said at the launch of the IUM Entrepreneurship Educator Programme here on Monday they want to develop a culture of entrepreneurship at the institution.
This would teach young people to become job creators and not seekers, he said.
Namwandi said through its partnership with Mount Kenya University and in collaboration with the Wadhwani Foundation, the university’s academic staff will receive entrepreneurship training.
The foundation is a philanthropic organisation founded by businessman, Dr Romesh Wadhwani to accelerate economic development in India and other emerging economies.
The three-day training of faculty members will be facilitated by the Wadhwani East African team and will focus on entrepreneurship concept, entrepreneurship pedagogy and delivery of entrepreneurship programmes.
“The goal of the training is to help faculty members to become entrepreneurship educators as they will be expected to impart the entrepreneurship module in their curriculum,” said Namwandi.
It is hoped that the module will help students identify entrepreneurship opportunities in their fields of study.
“The final project of students in the entrepreneurship courses will not be the typical paper for the library shelves, but a business proposal which will attract funding from banks and other funding agencies,” he said.
Namwandi said companies created by IUM graduates will then be monitored and evaluated in order to help determine the effectiveness of the entrepreneurship and innovation programme.
The seven faculties are Information Technology and Systems Development; Strategic Management; Business Administration; Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Events Management; Educational Administration and Management; Humanities, HIV/Aids; and Sustainable Development and Health Science.