The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Yaba College of Technology celebrated the global entrepreneurship week from November 9th to 12th 2021 with the theme ‘’Youth Empowerment in Covid-19 Pandemic Era’’.
At the Opening Ceremony which was held at the Yussuf Grillo Auditorium, the Rector, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe represented by the Deputy Rector (Academics), Dr. Titi Ukabam charged the students to imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship in whatever they do.
He urged them to take the programme with all seriousness as the current situation of the nation has made it imperative for skill training due to the dearth of white collar jobs.
The Rector further advised the students to be worthy ambassadors of the Institution as they forge ahead in improving on their skill training.
A Fast growing entrepreneur, Chef Nourish, a Chemical Engineer who is a leading force in the Culinary Industry delivered the keynote address. He spoke at length on the development of the culinary business in Nigeria.
Testimonies were also shared by students who have distinguished themselves in the Entrepreneurial world. Among them were Balogun Oluwatobiloba and Badmus Bolanle in the Fashion and Textile world respectively.
In his opening remarks, the Director Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Engr. O.O Ize-Balogban charged the students to imbibe good virtues that will turn them into job creators as against job seekers.
Dr. R.F Adeoye, a Chief Lecturer in the unit advised the students to take in good values and virtues available in their different fields of entrepreneurship.
The week long activities ended with the exhibition of products and services made by the Yabatech students.