Abuja, Nov. 13, 2017 (TNE) Dr Sven-Thore Holm, a Swedish scientist, has said that the on-going science park project at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), will enable young Nigerians to think creatively and differently to create jobs.
Holm, currently consulting for the UNN on the project, made the statement in Abuja on Monday, saying that the park will make use of young Nigerian brains to think in terms of entrepreneurship to develop the future economy of the country.
He said: “We will try to engage and encourage people to gain deeper knowledge about entrepreneurship about creating their own future and their own companies.
“In America, 90 percent of companies in the United States are owned or run by the people who were not born there. They come from China, Korea, Africa, everywhere with different backgrounds.
He said the science park project would involve a triple helix; the academia, the business community and the government.
He said the university has already established an incubator where ideas are translated into products.
Holm said Nigeria should encourage creative thinking among young people from the primary school level, adding that Sweden has already done so.
He described the traditional primary school as old fashioned as it teaches only the art of reading and writing.
“You have to use brains of young people to think differently because you are destroyed by using the traditional education system.”