Call for broader business teaching

Dublin: The president of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland has called for a broadening of the business stream taught in second-level schools to include a stronger focus on the formal teaching of entrepreneurship.

“While much of Ireland’s economic success story over the past 20 years has been built on the back of foreign direct investment it is widely recognised that the days of big projects landing in Ireland and creating thousands of jobs will be far more difficult in the future. In the future we will need to focus on our own strengths to create new companies within Ireland which will drive our economic success. That means we have to ensure that future generations see entrepreneurship as a legitimate career choice,” said Geoff Meagher, President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.

Mr Meagher was speaking at the CPA Annual Presidents Dinner at which the Tánaiste and Minister for Education Mary Coughlan TD was guest of honour.


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