Rector Task New Students On Entrepreneurship
By Our Correspondent
Newly admitted students of Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State have been asked to take their studies seriously and shun all forms of indiscipline, charging them to key into the entrepreneurship programmes for them to be self-reliant and job creators after graduation.
The rector of the institution, Dr. Temitope Alake, who gave the charge, also advised them to shun all anti-social behaviours capable of disrupting their studies.
He said entrepreneurship had become the mainframe of financial buoyancy, stability and wealth creation in the world at large and it is being pursued by the institution for over ten years through the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Vocational Studies (CEDVS).
Alake spoke during the matriculation ceremony held for about 10,000 students admitted for the 2022/2023 academic session into ND 1, HND 1 full time (morning) and ND 1, HND 1, part-time (evening) in Ado Ekiti at the weekend.
“Nigeria as a nation places high premium on its development which informed the formulation of policies to include entrepreneurship in the curriculum of all Tertiary Institutions in the country in order to infuse entrepreneurship spirit, mentality and skills in our youths right from school”.
The rector said the institution will not relent in its drive to produce industry-compliant graduates and fulfilled entrepreneurs aspiring to be job-creators rather than job-seekers.
“The centre currently offers over 26 skills that cut across Agriculture, Construction, Events Management and Fashion Design. Let me add that it is compulsory for all students to pass all the entrepreneurship courses as a necessary condition for graduation”.
Alake told the matriculated students that the institution has, “Zero tolerance for all anti-social ills such as prostitution, cultism, sexual harassment, hooliganism, internet and any form of social vices”.
He urged them to prepare to be impacted with requisite knowledge and skills as well as aim to attain higher academic heights and to be equipped for a rewarding future.