Alumni Association of the Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji Arakeji, has urged students to embrace entrepreneurship for the sustainable growth of the nation’s economy, leveraging on 21st century technological innovations.
President of the association, Mr. Ayodele Olasanmi, said this at the sixth edition of the Think Entrepreneurship 2019 conference organised on JABU campus by the university management, supported by local and international organisations.
Olasanmi noted that the institution blazed the entrepreneurship trail in the country, revealing that the management prioritised core vocational skills for its students before graduation.
His words, “The university ensures that our students are job-creators and not job-seekers, so that they can proffer solutions to the manifold problems of unemployment ravaging the country.
“We also reach out to our graduates who are doing well in entrepreneurship to come and share their experiences with the students, so that when they graduate, they can stand on their own, and contribute positively to the growth of the country.”
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kola Sonaike, in his address, noted that the conference “was brought to the fore to ensure that JABU remains the frontier in the drive for sustainable development and growth of our nations economy.”
Meanwhile, Emplace College, Akure, and Mummy’s Place International Nursery and Primary School have emerged the most ethically responsible schools in the state.
About 100 staff of the schools will be trained on ethics.
The award of excellence was conferred on the schools by Centre for Ethics and Self-value Orientation, a Kogi State-based international anti-corruption group, which specialises on conducting independent, secret investigation and assessment.
The Executive Director, Mr. Musa Saleh, disclosed that the award was based on the quality of curriculum, infrastructure, time-management resources, SERVICOM, staff welfare, output among others.