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LASU-CES kicks off entrepreneurial courses with training for trainers


Poised to produce graduates who would leave the university and become employers of labour, the Lagos State University Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (LASU-CES) has held a one-day workshop for deans, heads of departments and resource persons in readiness for the commencement of the teaching of entrepreneurial courses in the university.

Abiodun Denloye, acting director of the Centre, who spoke at the event with the theme “Entrepreneurship Training: New Dawn, New Hope,” said: “It is hoped that the commencement of these entrepreneurial courses would offer a new dawn leading to the production of LASU graduates who would leave this university not to swell the pool of job seekers in the country, but to have their minds prepared to be employers of labour in their own rights.”

He noted that many universities had commenced the teaching of entrepreneurship courses, which is a policy of the National Universities Commission, but that LASU was one of the few universities that were yet to start offering the courses.

The LASU-CES, he said was established by the University Senate on May 26, 2011, but accent to commence the teaching of the courses was given to the Centre in March this year.

The two entrepreneurial courses approved by the Senate are ENT 202 (Basic Principles of Entrepreneurship) and ENT 302 (Practical Entrepreneurship), which are compulsory for all students in all departments in 200 and 300 levels.

Denloye said the teaching of the courses would kick-off in the second semester with the commencement of ENT 202.

“This implies that students and academic staff from diverse backgrounds would be learning and teaching in the course. Considering the diversity of backgrounds and the need to moderate and harmonise the concept and modus operandi of the entrepreneurial courses, it is important that a workshop of this nature be held,” her added.