Students of Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic will receive entrepreneurship grants for self-reliance, interweave solutions has said.

The grant will be given to exceptional students who have distinguished themselves in the art of doing business.

The Southwest coordinator of the non-governmental organization, Ambassador Omotayo Sandra, made this known during a delegation visit to the polytechnic recently.

She explained that the initiative is a self-reliance programme aimed at teaching Nigerian on how to give back to the society and also the practical aspect of doing business. “Apart from giving back to the society, students will also learn business record keeping and planning as well as business registration. At the end of the programme, there will be startup grants and also an international certification to celebrate successful participants.

Rector of the institution, Dr. Sanni Kehinde Oseni who was ably represented by his deputy, Mr. Taiwo Ogunyinka in appreciation described the programme as welcoming. In his words, the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has mandated polytechnics in Nigeria to ensure transferrable skill acquisition in her curricula.

“The mandate of NBTE is for all diplomats to acquire skills  and not just  the certificate. Nigeria needs not just transferable skills and not just only the certificate for technical breakthrough.”

In his remarks, he maintained that the entrepreneurship grant would serve as a morale booster to the institution and that entrepreneurship skills acquired as a diplomat of the institution are needed to compete in the world for global best practices.

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