Igbinedion University will soon commence partnering with students in some identified profitable businesses at the University’s entrepreneurship Centre.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lawrence Ezemonye dropped the hint recently at the product exhibition ceremony for students from various colleges and department. Entrepreneurship training is a compulsory course for all 300 level students in Igbinedion University. student
Impressed by the performance of the students in the 12 schools of the centre, the Vice-Chancellor directed the students to come up with projects within the scope of their training, which he said, would be funded by the University, while the profit would be shared between the University and the centre.
He praised the quality time committed by both the students and their supervisors which he said was manifest in the quality of the products exhibited.
According to him, the knowledge gained from the training would enable students upon graduation to establish as entrepreneurs or could also use the skill to make money, alongside their professional practice.
He recalled that at a recent meeting of Vice-Chancellors in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of the National University Commission (NUC) set up a committee of egg heads, to look into the issue of training of students in Universities to make them self-reliant at the point of graduation.
Igbinedion University’s Entrepreneurship Centre has 12 schools; training students in various skills, including: desktop publishing, tailoring/fashion design, catering, cake and event coverage, hair care, beads fashion, music, automoblie driving, animal husbandry, cosmetics and toiletries, technology and many more.
In his contribution, the Director of the Centre, Dr. David Omobuaire, thanked the management for the support it has always given to the centre