Stakeholders advocate entrepreneurship to curb unemployment

Irked by the rapidly growing population and unemployment in the country, stakeholders have harped on the need to encourage entrepreneurship amongst graduates to create jobs.

Speaking at the Train-The-Trainers capacity building programme, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said the institution is positioned for students to engage in entrepreneurship education and demonstrate entrepreneurship capabilities towards economic development.

He added that the institution is passionate about raising students that would create jobs and add value to the economy.

Ogundipe, who spoke at an event sponsored by Bank of Industry, noted that UNILAG has approved the Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Incubation Programme(EIBIC) across the numerous disciplines to enable all course specialisations to be entrepreneurial focused.

The vice-chancellor disclosed that creation of the Train-The-Trainers programme in entrepreneurship and innovation mentorship certification was for various faculties to be involved in assisting the University to achieve the objective of creating sustainable and impactful entrepreneurship oriented university in Nigeria and Africa.

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Industry, Olukayode Pitan said the Bank is fully in support of UNILAG and creating jobs is what the financial institution stands for.

Pitan, who was represented by Seun Tubi, disclosed that the entrepreneurship programme could be replicated in many other locations.


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