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GE’s Universities Business Challenge and Special Competition

  GE’s Universities Business Challenge and Special Competition The Universities Business Challenge (UBC) is the world’s leading undergraduate business game competition designed to foster employability and entrepreneurial (EE) skills in students. Now in its 19th year, the UBC was launched in the UK in 1998 and is supported by leading universities and graduate employers all over…
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Promoting Entrepreneurship in Africa – PART 4

By Tope Toogun Refocusing our economic development agenda is the third crucial systemic challenge. With the exception of a few countries like Morocco, Egypt and South Africa, most African countries operate rent seeking, consumption driven and import dependent economies. Rwanda is a bright spot in this firmament, however. With a long term strategy, the right…
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Promoting Entrepreneurship in Africa – Part 3

By Tope Toogun Way forward? Despite the plethora of programmes and initiatives to spur entrepreneurship, there is a lack of coordination at the policy level in most African countries, which limits the positive impact such interventions may otherwise have had. While one government agency may be responsible for promoting entrepreneurship, another agency of the same…
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Promoting Entrepreneurship in Africa – PART 2

By Tope Toogun For a continent with 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land and youthful population, it is ironical that we have very high levels of unemployment. There is a sense of optimism around the world that somehow, we will get our act right and take sensible action to spur growth on the continent.…
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Enterprise Development

“Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depended on it”.     Cardinal Richelieu According to the Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa, Enterprise Development is defined as “the act of investing time and capital in helping people establish, expand, and improve businesses”. It’s a way of assisting or accelerating the development of businesses –…
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Promoting Entrepreneurship in Africa – Part 1

By Tope Toogun Africa is a continent of contrasts. On one hand, it is seen, and rightly so, as the world’s last frontier where massive development is set to occur. On the other hand, it is probably the most problematic continent; with sit tight leaders, all sorts of wars and conflicts, the occasional natural disaster,…
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The Path to Entrepreneurship

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” –     Vince Lombardi The path to being an entrepreneur can be filled with all sorts of difficulties. Ranging from potholes…
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Graduate Employability: Time to Take Action   – PART 6   

By Tope Toogun Capacity building for university administrators Can we improve the managerial capability and business acumen of our university administrators? I will recommend attendance at a course like the Lagos Business School’s CEP and AMP (Chief Executive Programnme and Advanced Management Programme) for Vice Chancellors, Rectors, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, faculty deans and other layers of…
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Graduate Employability: Time to Take Action   – PART 5  

By Tope Toogun Broadband Internet access and embedded power generation Second, can we also explore possibilities to guarantee broadband access through fibre-optic networks and constant power through embedded off-grid power plants to all our tertiary institutions, public and private alike? The Oxford Business Group 2015 Nigeria Report indicates that “though internet access is rising throughout…
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Graduate Employability: Time to Take Action -PART 4      

By Tope Toogun What is taking place or has taken place at TETFUND should be of interest to all stakeholders interested in curbing graduate unemployability. TETFUND says it is the key agency for actualizing the Ministry of Education’s Strategic Plan in the focal area on Funding, Partnerships, Resource Mobilization and Utilization, towards accomplishing the objectives…
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