Opening Ceremony held at Mini convocation arena, Kwasu, kicked off by 10:00 A.M
The local theme of this year is Entrepreneurship for employment generation in a transition economy.
The 2016 edition of Kwara State University’s Global Entrepreneurship Week kicked off with national anthem and Kwasu anthem without an opening prayer under the anchorage of Mr Sunday Ojo from the Centre of Entrepreneurship. In attendance, Kwasu Relations, Crystals media, Kwara State Broadcasting corporation and Guests includes Alhaji Abdullateef A. Adedeji, MD, Kwara Broadcasting corporation. Engineer Emmanuel Abidoye (FEMTECH), Professor Gambari, Provost college of education representing the Vice Chancellor. Opening speech by Dr Akeem Ajonbadi and he announced the order of event for this year GEW week. CRAIN competition marks the opening ceremony while Wednesday is the stakeholders and regulators day, Thursday for the early Entrepreneurship program, that brings to together students of various secondary schools across Kwara State. Friday for both ,Entrepreneurship Mentorship and Social Entrepreneurship competition semi finals respectively. Saturday marka the final day for aforementioned competition and prize giving day for the CRAIN competition winners. Professor Silas Dada provost of pure and applied sciences, second speaker. Professor Muhammad Gambari, joined kwasu in 2012 from BUK, he stayed for 8 months before his wife joined him in 2011, his wife was jobless for 5 years, was offered a part time job at Kwara State College of education for 10,000 naira with a Masters degree. His wife visited someone who was into bead making and he implored his wife to learn bead making, his daughters (15 and 13 years respectively) also received bead training for 3 months, he asked his daughters to get a shop and he empowered them. Presently, his wife has 9 apprentices at her bead shop and his kids make money from beads too. He conclude his speech as he declares the event opened.
In attendance are Kwasu Alumni, CEO of Next episode Mr Ibrahim Muhammad,
CEO Smart wash, Mr Saheed Olanrewaju,
Mr Kay Wasiu Abdul, Cay Swaggs,
Mr Aminu Sanni, Mass wash, Mr Soji Ogunjimi, Event decorator while
Mr Judge Osanyilusi, Mr Ibrahim Lawal were the chief judge of the day.
Entrepreneurship for employment generation in a transition economy by Abdullateef Adebowale Adedeji, rpa, MD CEO Kwara State Broadcasting corporation. The speaker gave general insight into what Entrepreneurship entails, the present state of Nigerian economy and statistics supporting his claim of Nigerian economic in transition, he further claimed that their exists higher rate of entrepreneurial abilities in women as against man and that kids/teens should be trained while in their young days, he also implored that more opportunities can be unleashed if youths gain more access to funding and mentorship as they will be able to explore their creative ideas.
Provost of pure applied sciences, professor Silas Dada said he is 78 years, with four children. He also brushed through basic Entrepreneurship as a whole.
CEO, Femtech gave the most rewarding, tile consuming speech of the day.
This year Crain competition had 12 contestants with 9 in present.
Order of presentation.
Habeeb Opeyemi of Adam’s Art.
Ayelabegan showed of with Bio gas.
Shola and Mathew of M&S technology.
Raheem Omolade Nafisat of Crown Star enterprise.
Garba Jamiu with Potato Flakes, Abdul Rahman of Ramatech, Ajayi Jane brought Sesame Seeds, W. H Art with Bamboo art works and lastly Da Noble was once again appreciated for his amazing comedy.
A short break after the presentation, as the judges collates the result, Kwasu Alumni were invited to the stage to inspire their Alma Mata, Dr Ajonbadi shows of his dancing steps in the Short break.
ADAM’S OPEYEMI HABEEB 2nd.
GARBA JAMIU 1st.