Trinity University partners Swedish Embassy on establishment of entrepreneurial hub

L-R: Mr David Oyejide, Regstrar, Trinity University; Pastor Tunde Ojo, Asst. Resident Pastor, Foursquare Gospel Church HQ, Alagomeji; Prof. Clement O. O. Kolawole, VC; Dr Olufemi Oyinsan, Council Member; Pst. (Mrs) Moni Ogunsanya, BoT Member; Dr (Mrs) Oluranti Adedayo, Council Member and Mrs Titilayo Akintemi, Council Member
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By Millicent Ifeanyichukwu

The Trinity University (TU), Yaba, Lagos, on Monday said it would be partnering with the Swedish Embassy for the establishment of an entrepreneurial digital hub on its campus.

Dr Olufemi Oyinsan, Member, Board of Trustees (BoT), disclosed this at the 5th Founder’s Day anniversary thanksgiving held on the university campus.

Oyinsan said that the entrepreneurship hub was to ensure that students of the institution would acquire at least one skill alongside their degree.

The BoT member said that they want to ensure that their students graduate with their degrees and skill acquisition qualifications so as not to populate the unemployment market with another group of graduates.

“That is the difference and mark we want to make in the academic world.

“So, it is up to any student of Trinity University to choose the vocation he/she wants to take apart from first degree.

“The vocation can be in the area of mechatronics, fashion, printing/branding or hospitality.

“We are bringing in entrepreneurship skill acquisition in a very forceful and strong manner, we are going to run it in our own academy, alongside the degree programmes.

“So, students who leave here are likely to leave with two competencies – their degree first and a working skill, such that when they step out of this institution on the first day, they will be in employment.

“The idea is to make it practically impossible for any of our students to be in the unemployment market after graduation, and that is what we are looking at and working on,” he said.

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He said that the students were being sensitised on the initiative, adding that, “Trinity University is a land of opportunity, it’s not just another regular university, but of high employability.”

“We let our students know that the effort they will make in searching for jobs after graduation, is better to be committed to learning while they are here.”

Earlier, Prof. Clement Kolawole, Vice-Chancellor of TU, described the five years journey as very exciting, motivating and challenging.

He said that the institution started on May 20, 2019, with 10 members of staff, 13 students, few programmes and few infrastructural facilities.

Kolawole said, “Today, we have 1,200 still counting, 18 academic programmes, three faculties and our infrastructure has expanded, furthermore, we have graduated our first set of nursing graduates.

Speaking on the anniversary theme: “Grace upon Grace”, Mr Tunde Ojo, a Pastor, took the sermon, reading from the book of John 1:16 and Luke 17:11-15.

He attributed the successes and progress recorded from the inception of TU to God’s grace.

Ojo said that God was at the centre of the administration and had placed faith-filled men and women to pilot the affairs of the institution.

He urged the management and students to adopt grace of attitude as a lifestyle.

“Thanksgiving should be first, not phone. It must also be always; thanking God must not be restricted to only a time of celebration. Unfortunately, the greatest weapon of distraction for man is the phone.

“It’s only by God’s grace that this institution has come this far successfully.

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“Grace is God’s enablement and capacity given to man, which means that it’s not by our level of intelligence but His grace,” he said. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

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Edited by Christiana Fadare

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