By Sam Ibok, UNICAL
The University of Calabar (UNICAL) has sensitised college students on entry the $5,000 Tony Elumelu Basis (TEF) grant, secured by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi, below the TEF Entrepreneurial Pattern Programme.
Obi entreated the college students to determine the working against severely to be self-reliant.
The VC, who turned into once represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Mike Okom, said the TEF Entrepreneurial Pattern Programme turned into once a gargantuan opportunity for the college students to sharpen their entrepreneurial abilities.
Obi said the programme turned into once the indispensable of its type to be brought into the college, including that $5,000 for faculty students as delivery turned into once enormous.
She said testimonies from TEF beneficiaries within Africa point to that the college turned into once within the honest route of constructing the next era of entrepreneurs.
“We are praying and hoping that we come right thru masses of opportunities that can earnings our college students. TEF is a gargantuan opportunity for our young ones to ruin their entrepreneurial abilities and change into independent,” she said.
Founder, TEF, Tony Elumelu said the entrepreneurial programme turned into once aimed at empowering the next era of Africans to be entrepreneurs in diversified fields of endeavour.
Elumelu said the programme turned into once additionally aimed at supporting 10,000 young Africans to alter into gargantuan entrepreneurs with suggestions that can construct the continent.
Dean of College students Affairs, Dr Tony Eyang, said TEF turned into once coming to Calabar for the indispensable time because of the vision, commitment and resourcefulness of the VC.
He described Elumelu as a gargantuan entrepreneur who’s lifting Africa to a increased stage of entrepreneurial vogue.
He said the sensitisation turned into once to files the college students on entry the non-refundable grant.
He entreated the college students to determine the working against severely since the idea turned into once additionally to construct their alternate mindset and to files them to be self sustaining after commencement.
“This programme has been designed to elaborate your course to prosperity and sustainable enhance and to uplift you to alter into an entrepreneur,” he said.
The sensitisation turned into once attended by college students from the Colleges of Management Sciences, Training, Social Sciences, Law, Arts, Agriculture and Environmental Science.