Prof. Ezeani urged Students to imbibe entrepreneurship culture
Students of University of Nigeria, Nsukka have been urged to imbibe entrepreneurship culture, which will build self-reliance in their pursuit for success, as a panacea for unemployment and poverty in Nigeria. The advice was given during a two-day students’ entrepreneurship week titled: Graduates Self Employment, A Veritable Tool for Nation Building, organized by the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Development Research (CEDR), University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
In his welcome address, the Director of the Centre, Prof. Emmanuel Ezeani said: “The idea behind the Entrepreneurship Week is to expose and motivate the students on the need to become job creators rather than job seekers.”
He also noted that the event would provide an opportunity for the students and staff of the university to interact with successful Nigerian entrepreneurs who rose from grass to grace, which would serve as a motivating factor towards making them attain success.
Speaking also at the event, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Julius Okojie who was represented by Dr. A. A. Obadiah gave kudos to the University for organizing such an event which he said was in line with the NUC policy, adding that, the theme of the event was very significant for the students. According to him, “the Federal Government has stated that entrepreneurship education should be a cardinal agenda in the community of functional education at tertiary levels.
“That is why the Federal Government and its agencies are ready to stretch their public hands to tertiary organizations, private sectors and other stakeholders in finding sustainable ways of entrenching the culture of entrepreneurship amongst Nigerian university students.”