The University of Lagos (UNILAG) in conjunction with Lufthansa had organized the second edition of impact week to train students and teachers on design thinking.
UNILAG and Lufthansa came up with an initiative on Entrepreneurship and skill development.
According to the Leadership Newspaper, Sunday Adebisi, Director of Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Centre said the initiative is part of efforts to help student and graduates to build the rare capacity and capability to create employment rather than looking for employment.
Mr. Adebisi stated that there is the need to empower students and youths before they leave the university. He said that University of Lagos is ready to change the narrative through the entrepreneurship and skill development centre.
“Majority of the 33 million of unemployed people are youths. The school produces about 15000 graduates every year and the implication is that they also remain unemployed.
“For these reasons, we at UNILAG is changing the narrative, we want to get our students and graduates equipped so that they can be a job creator rather than being job seekers,” he said.
Sunday Adebisi commended Lufthansa for supporting the impact week which is designed to train the students to believe in themselves, create ideas and understand the problem in their environment as well as helping them to be able to provide solutions to them.
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