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Jakarta Post

Toward entrepreneurship education in Indonesia

  • Dwitya Kirana Amry

Coventry, UK   /   Fri, July 12 2019   /  01:40 am

JP/Budhi ButtonThe call to extend the term “entrepreneurship” within Indonesia’s context is urgently needed. As the government is pushing the agenda to equip youth with entrepreneurship skills to tackle unemployment, many universities in Indonesia are starting to implement entrepreneurship education programs for their students. So what kind of entrepreneurship education is delivered to our youth in university?Based on the Indonesian Millennials Report 2019, 63.9 million people in Indonesia are aged 20 to 35. These are the ages of recent graduates, job seekers and people early in their career. Youth unemployment in Indonesia based on the data from the International Labor Organization in 2016 was 17.8 percent. These numbers are alarming, particularly in light of the “demographic bonus” expected by 2030. Therefore, the government is relying on entrepreneurship initiatives as a sil...