Fuoye students have brought to bear the entrepreneurial skills learnt during their studies.
This was shown as students of both the Theatre and Media Arts in the Faculty of Arts, and Microbiology in Faculty of Science, displayed their rich and locally made ‘Adire’ fabric and variety of foods respectively.
The students needed to embark on these productions so that they would meet up with their course requirements.
For Theatre and Media Arts (TMA) students, one of the courses they took in Costuming for stage drama and film stipulated they must produce a local fabric as their practicals.
Students of Microbiology worked on locally made foods; an aspect of MCB 405 (Food for Microbiology).
According to Associate Professor Lilian. E, who is the Deputy Dean of Faculty of Arts and Head of Department of Theatre and Media Arts, while speaking about TMA students, the exercise is a necessary component of Costume Building for play production workshop, which is also a means to an entrepreneurial training.
In their reaction, some of the students expressed their satisfaction and joy in acquiring such experience as they displayed the local ‘Adire’ fabric they made.
Also elated, the Microbiology students exhibited some of the healthy and hygienic foods they packaged at the event tagged Food Microbiology Exhibition 2023.
According to Dr Stephen Ojo, 20 foods were packaged ranging from ‘Ogi baba’ (pap), ‘Iru’ (locust beans) ‘pito’ (a local drink) to many others.
Commending the students, the Dean, Faculty of Science, Professor A. Ajiboye, said with the creativity displayed during the exhibition, “the department was ripe for producing foods and products for commercial purposes which will guarantee a progressive generation of IGR for the university.”