FUNAAB: The University’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (CENTS), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has flagged-off its 2018 Vacation Training for interested students of the University.
Admonishing the participants during an orientation for the new trainees, Dr. Elizabeth Oluwalana, the Deputy Director, CENTS, enjoined them to put in their best and learn from various skill teachers.
According to her, FUNAAB being an agriculture-based University strives to add value to the lives of its students, stressing that there is a lot to learn as the Centre is making efforts to go into partnership with the likes of Bank of Industry and the Dangote Foundation, among others, in order to assist the trainees to have access to soft loans when they deem it fit to establish their business.
Dr. Oluwalana noted that CENTS is not a place where students go to deceive themselves, but to acquire skill in order be better off in the society.
Corroborating her, another top member of the staff of the Centre, Mr. Olajide Olaiya, said that every skill acquired by individual will afford him or her opportunity to learn how to create wealth, be an employer of labour and carve out a niche among his or her peers. The training is meant to hold throughout the period of the academic break.
In another development aimed at promoting and sustenance of peace on the campus, the management of the university recently paid a courtesy call on security agencies in the state to seek support in the areas of proactive security measures, sharing of information and intelligence, as well as sustaining the peace being enjoyed on campus and neighbouring communities.
Speaking at the office of the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Illiasu, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kolawole Salako commended him and his officers for ensuring peace and stability in Ogun State and the University, in particular, adding that truly police is everyone’s friend.
Professor Salako, who noted that there was no way a society could exist without having some deviants, adding that the main purpose of the visit was to seek more support towards combating crime.
Responding, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Illiasu reiterated the importance of academics to the development of the society, adding that one of the essences of education was orderliness and should be bequeathed to the upcoming ones.