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‘To achieve Anzisha Scenario, Africa must improve its education system’

Policy change in education is key to achieving the vision encapsulated by the Anzisha Scenarios, says Hustler Academy founder Sbu Leope.

The Anzisha Scenarios (opens as a PDF) green paper envisages an increase in young Africans with high potential opting for entrepreneurship as a career over more traditional office or farm work.

Speaking during a panel discussion at last month’s Very Young Entrepreneur Education & Acceleration Summit in Johannesburg, Leope (pictured above) said achieving the vision laid out in the green paper comes down to improving the education system.

He suggested that entrepreneurship, particularly social entrepreneurship become compulsory at high school level. “I feel that will make a very big impact,” he said.

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Featured image: Hustler Academy founder Sbu Leope (Supplied)

The Anzisha Prize seeks to fundamentally and significantly increase the number of job generative entrepreneurs in Africa, and is a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation. Through Ventureburn, they hope to share inspirational and relatable stories of very young (15 to 22 years old) African entrepreneurs and the people that support them. [learn more]

 

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