Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has been slated to deliver an entrepreneurship lecture to seven graduating students of the Chrisland University, Abeokuta, during its maiden convocation ceremony scheduled to hold on Friday.
The vice-chancellor of the university, Prof Chinedum Peace Babalola, disclosed this on Monday, during a press briefing on the activities lined up to mark the convocation ceremony.
According to Babalola, Obi, who was the vice-presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 general elections, would deliver a lecture on the theme: “Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A critical intersection for Economic Development in Africa.”
The VC, who disclosed that the seven graduates would be awarded with Bachelor’s degrees and professional certificates in entrepreneurship, said the lecture was to further open the graduands’ eyes to opportunities in self employment.
She explained further that the university had instilled in the students, entrepreneurial skills that would turn them into job creators and not job seekers.
Babalola, however, said the university management was proud of the number of graduates having been part of the university’s history.
“We are proud of the seven graduates. They are worth more than 7,000 students. For their parents to agree to join a brand-new university and now they are graduating, it means well to us,” she stated.
She, however, disclosed that the former Executive Secretary of the National University Commission (NUC), Prof Peter Okebukola will deliver a convocation lecture themed: “Building a world-class university in Africa – The role of private universities.”