Lagos State University Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji Bello, represented by Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Olufunsho Omobitan, has explained that the institution’s Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Directorate would focus students’ attention on sellable skills.
She disclosed this recently at the 6th edition of the annual exhibition of the Directorate of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Lagos State University, Ojo.
The exhibition is a mandatory exercise for 300 level students to partake in as it forms part of their final score/grade for ENT 302 course.
Prof Ibiyemi added that the programme would also sharpen the entrepreneurial potentials of students to enable them take advantage of opportunities for their economic emancipation.
She expressed that the university has made adequate provisions for vocational training which includes completion of two new workshop buildings that have been handed over to the Directorate to provide addition spaces for practical classes.
In his words, the Acting Director, Directorate of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr Habeeb Sanni, stated that universities can no longer afford to churn out job seekers but to train and prepare human capital who will fit into the dynamics of the changing world.
He explained the desire of the exhibition is to link students to funding opportunities.
During the exhibition products like soap, hair creams, hand wash, bread and pastries, cakes, liquid and organic soap, skin and hair products were on display.