Over five hundred skill acquisition trainers, professionals and artisans on Monday, June 22, 2015 converged at the Entrepreneurship centre of the Ekiti State University for the screening exercise to choose instructors for the various entrepreneurship training courses and vocations.
Ekiti State University has taken the lead among other Universities by conforming to the directive of the National Universities Commission (NUC) which recommends entrepreneurship training for undergraduates.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oladipo Aina who has shown tremendous commitment to the growth of the entrepreneurship centre explained that the students would benefit immensely from the skill acquisition opportunities.
Prof. Aina explained that the entrepreneurship centre which operates from newly constructed Multi Million Naira edifice consists of several training/classrooms, offices and show rooms.
The first stage of the screening involved practical display of mastery in the various trades by the candidates.
The areas involved are Hairdressing, Tailoring, Bead making, Event Planning and Decoration, Creative Design, Carpentry, Bag making, paints production, catering, Hat making and Barbing.
After the screening the Vice-Chancellor represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Ibiyinka Ogunlade led other management team to engage the candidates in a discussion to further determine their competence.
Prof. Ogunlade said that the University has taken a huge leap into the future by providing adequate training the graduates who don’t have to wait unendingly for the non available “white collar” jobs.
The Director of the EKSU Entrepreneurship Centre, Dr. Ariyo Awe said the objective was to engage qualified trainers for the entrepreneurship centre.