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Ekiti College of Tech to ease unemployment through entrepreneurship

…Provost, Foluke Ajibulu, bags doctorate degree

By Rotimi Ojomoyela

A plastic surgeon, Professor Joseph Oluwasanmi, has advised tertiary institutions on the need to develop entrepreneurship studies in order to address the nation’s unemployment problem.

Founder of the College, Chief. Boboye Olanipekun; the Provost ,Dr. Mrs Folu Ajibulu , JP, flanked by the Heads of Department.

Oluwasanmi spoke at the matriculation ceremony of   Fabotas College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ado Ekiti.

The Chairman of the occasion, while congratulating the founder of Fabotas Technology, Chief Olanipekun Boboye for establishing the institution, said the establishment was a reflection of dedication of service.

Oluwasanmi, the first professor of plastic surgery in Africa who served as health commissioner in Ekiti State between 1999-2003 during the regime of Governor Niyi Adebayo, said, “This institution is not for employment seekers but employers of labour.’’

At the 7th matriculation ceremony of the institution, which was established in 2011, no fewer than 240 students were matriculated.

Also speaking at the occasion, Ekiti State Commissioner for Education, Mr Jide Egunjobi, said entrepreneurship must be developed in Nigeria. Egunjobi asked the people of Ekiti to key into the continuity agenda of Gov Ayo Fayose for more development to take place in the state. The Provost of Fabotas, Mrs Foluke Ajibulu, said the college had been encouraged for its focus on entrepreneurship and capacity development. The founder of the school, Olanipekun, said ‘’all the courses offered by the college had been accredited”. He therefore urged stakeholders to assist the college on enrolment mobilization.

The Provost, Ajibulu, at the ceremony, was conferred with an award of Honorary Doctorate Degree by Cornerstone University of Theology.


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