By Emmanuel Edukugho
LAGOS — Rector of Yaba College of Technology, Dr Margaret Ladipo, has reiterated the importance of entrepreneurship education as the institution prepares for its 27th convocation ceremony.
Ladipo said in line with the dictates of the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, and more importantly, poverty eradication through the development of entrepreneurial skills, the college had continued to blaze the trail in the promotion of entrepreneurship education.
She said the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, CED, in the college had continued to train and stimulate the drive for self employment in the students.
She said: “The whole essence of entrepreneurship education is to produce competent graduates, who would be academically and economically endowed with requisite skills to become self employed and ultimately employers of labour.”
Former Lagos State governor, Sir Michael Otedola; Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State and the chairman, House Committee on Education, Mr Lawan Farouk are to be conferred with Honorary Fellowship Awards at the convocation ceremony of the college.
The total number of graduands is 5,444 of which 1,715 are for the 2008/2009 and 3,729 for the 2009/2010 sessions.
The convocation lecture is slated for November 22 and the guest speaker is Governor Muazu Babangida of Niger State.
He will speak on Entrepreneurial Skills and Competency Based Education. An Elixir for Employeability and Self-Reliance.