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“WE HAVE SECURED ENDOWMENT FOR BEST STUDENT IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP, COMMENCED CONSTRUCTION OF WORKSHOPS TO ENCOURAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN LASU” – VC
The vice chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, on Wednesday, announced that the University Senate has approved the Endownment of Dr. Goodie M. Ibru prize for the best final year student in Practical Entrepreneurship at the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000), starting from the 2021/2022 Academic Session.
She made the announcement at the Entrepreneurship Exhibition Fair 2022 (ENT 302 Practical Exhibition), which took place at the open field of the Buba Marwa Auditorium, main campus, Ojo, in the presence of members of the university management, staff and participating students of the programme.
The professor of Physiology also announced the commencement of construction of two units of four workshops each, including office spaces and convenience. The gestures, she said, are aimed at facilitating the continuous training and learning of Entrepreneurship in the university and deepening the students’ interest in the subject.
She pledged her administration’s continous support for the Directorate of Skills Development and Innovation while praising the students for the various products that they have displayed at the Fair.
According to the Acting Director, Directorate of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Habib Sanni, the Fair is the 5th in the series and serves as an avenue to showcase products of the practical skills that the students have put together all through the outgoing session.
The Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the SAE, Mr. Waheed Kasali and the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Dr Lola Akande, who was represented by Deputy Director, Commerce, in the ministry, Mrs. Bashirudeen Omolabake, were on ground to support and encourage the students in the exhibition of various skills at the exhibition. In particular, the SAE charged them to keep the flag of entrepreneurship flying so that they can be self-reliant and job creators after their graduation.
A total of 21 skills, 14 from students on the main campus and 7 from Epe and Ikeja campuses were on display. The skills showcased included soaps, hair cream, hand wash, bread and bottled water, liquid and organic soap, skin and hair product, leather works and cakes, solar energy, printing works, make up digital marketing and Web design, amongst others.