Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

BETONG: Graduates are urged to consider entrepreneurship as one of the alternatives to employment.

Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said his ministry provides various incentives towards assisting entrepreneurs nationwide.

“Among these is a pilot programme in collaboration with the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) Technopreneurship Programme for university graduates,” he said.

Wan Junaidi was delivering a talk on entrepreneurship incentives and development at the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Betong Zone mini convention on Saturday (Sept 26).

He said the programme was beneficial and has the potential to provide graduates with job opportunities and skills in the field of technology.

“The programme is in line with the government’s intention to create entrepreneurship opportunities and initiatives among university graduates,” he said, adding that the entrepreneurship sector could bring in a more lucrative income than working in the government sector.

In this regard, he said graduates should not think too much about working only in the government sector.

“This is because every year, almost 290,000 students graduate from universities nationwide.

“Therefore, for those involved in this sector, do not be too quick to sulk and be discouraged. They should persevere and intensify their efforts in the field of entrepreneurship,” he said.