Émile Ngoy Kasongo: “State incentives are needed to motivate teachers to engage in entrepreneurship education”

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Émile Ngoy Kasongo: “State incentives are needed to motivate teachers to engage in entrepreneurship education”

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In his capacity as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN), Professor Émile Ngoy Kasongo has come out in favor of state incentives for the benefit of scientific staff and academics to be motivated to engage in teaching entrepreneurship education.

He expressed this wish during a presentation on the theme: “The Faculty of Economics and Management (FASEG) in the race for the development of the entrepreneurial spirit in university environments”.

“What motivates us to train these children as actors when it comes to teaching entrepreneurship? asked Professor Émile Ngoy Kasongo on the occasion of the Entrepreneurship Days organized from 10 to 11 March 2022 by the Kinshasa Innovation Center (KIC) in collaboration with the National Agency for the Development of Entrepreneurship (ANADEC) in the Monekosso hall of the UNIKIN campus.

For Professor Émile Ngoy Kasongo, entrepreneurship in universities and high schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) faces several constraints.

Aside from the lack of state incentives for teachers, he specifically mentions:

– problems related to entrepreneurship education, including the lack of experienced teachers and trainers. “This is a fundamental problem with entrepreneurship,” she points out.

– There is also the issue of the course content on entrepreneurship which is heterogeneous but not adapted;

– the lack of a clear and homogeneous understanding of the course contents;

– absolute dependence on lessons;

– the lack of adequate educational research tools;

– the lack of interdisciplinarity;

– the difficulties of being able to connect education to the national and local context of young students and entrepreneurs.

Former Office for the Promotion of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (OPEC), the National Agency for the Development of Congolese Entrepreneurship (ANADEC) has as its social purpose the promotion of national entrepreneurship, through information and theoretical and practical training on the access of entrepreneurs to project financing entrepreneurship and to public or private markets, in order to favor the emergence of the Congolese middle classes.

ANADEC services are in fact intended for those who manage projects or those who create and implement, in particular through all the networks that support and provide solutions for businesses.

While OPEC aimed solely at the supervision of SMEs, ANADEC has a fairly broad scope.

In its customer approach, ANADEC chooses a proximity strategy for its awareness campaign for all interested parties.

The student target is part of the strategic choices of ANADEC, which aims to create 1.5 million companies capable of generating 5 million direct jobs and 15 million indirect jobs.

The National Agency for the Development of Congolese Entrepreneurship (ANADEC) is, it should be remembered, a public body of a technical and administrative nature, pursuant to decree no. 21/02 of 2 October 2021.

Patrick BOMBOKA

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