Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Abel IdowuOlayinka has emphasised the benefits of entrepreneurship education to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds and the entire citizenry.
He said it would empower individuals by prompting thinking beyond the norm, nurture unconventional talents, skills and create opportunities for the citizenry and improve the economy.
He stated this on last week Tuesday, while declaring open the one-day workshop on “Effective Teaching for Facilitators of Entrepreneurship Education Courses in the University of Ibadan, Nigeria” initiated and coordinated by the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) and Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning CETel of the University of Ibadan respectively.
Professor Olayinka, who described the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), UI as being core to knowledge production, noted that the workshop is an indicator that it knew the importance of entrepreneurship and the teaching of the same within the university community, therefore paying attention in such a way that it would affect the larger society in the 21st century.
He hinted that the initiative, among others was bound to produce vision and the audacity to pursue it among the citizenry, saying that “it will contribute to the creation of job opportunities and provide individuals with creativity to find their affordances in all life contexts.”
Facilitating on “Case Studies in Entrepreneurship Education,” was the former vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Femi Bamiro, who said the greatest fallacy of education is to think everything someone needs to know must be taught.
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