CEO of South Africa based Sakhumnotho Group Holdings, Sipho Mseleku, has challenged African governments to put entrepreneurial training at the heart of education and is calling for greater collaboration amongst African business leaders to tackle Africa’s primary economic challenges.
“Africa has a failing education system,” says Mr Mseleku.
“Africa’s education systems focus more on academic training than entrepreneurial training and that is proving quite problematic.
“We at Sakhumnotho believe that entrepreneurship is the missing piece towards the growth of African economies.”
"“Are we trying to teach twenty-first-century skills in nineteenth-century classrooms?” If creativity, problem-solving, and collaborative intelligence are twenty-first-century skills, we can’t teach them in nineteenth-century setups. What I mean when I say nineteenth-century setups is the teacher-student positioning in a classroom.
The nineteenth-century setup is unfortunately what we still use today. We have teachers being the sage on the stage, acting like they possess all knowledge."