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Entrepreneurship to be part of
high school, college: solon

Lawmakers have filed a bill that will instill and enhance in the Filipino youth the basic concepts of entrepreneurship and business, a press release from Congress said.

House Bill 6124 authored by Reps. Diosdado Arroyo (2nd District, Camarines Sur) and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2nd District, Pampanga) seeks to prescribe entrepreneurship education to high school and college students, the press release said.

Arroyo said there is a need to inculcate in the students the basic concepts of entrepreneurship and business to give them an alternative source of income after graduation.

Under the measure, entrepreneurship subjects shall form part of the relevant subjects in the curriculum of both High School and College students.

"Entrepreneurship subjects shall be mandatory for all third year high school students which shall be supplemented by an advance Entrepreneurship subject in the fourth year of high school," Arroyo said.

The bill to be known as the High School and College Entrepreneurship Education Act, requires that College Entrepreneurship Curriculum shall be mandatory for all college business bourses, but shall be provided only as an elective in all non-business college courses, the press release said.

Arroyo said the Department of Trade and Industry shall maintain a roster of successful entrepreneurs which shall be made available to the Department of Education and interested students, the press release said.*

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