Covenant University Cuceds Trains Secondary School Students
In a bid to build and equip the next generation of entrepreneurs with requisite skills, Covenant University Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Studies (CUCEDS) commenced a 2-week Summer Skill Acquisition Programme for primary and secondary school students.
The skill acquisition training got underway on Monday, August 5, 2013 at the Entrepreneurial Development Studies Centre of the University. The programme, which attracted students on holiday, and fresh secondary school leavers, seeks to imbue them with vocational skills as well as exposing them to specialized courses. The training programme would expose them to vocational skills such as Pastry making, Photography, Beads and Wire Designing, Tailoring, Embroidery, Bags and Leather works. While specialized courses include Life Building Skills, Entrepreneurship, Sex Education, Etiquette and Morals, Traffic and Environmental Laws. Some of the participants showed enthusiasm at the opportunity to be part of such a unique training programme. According to them, with just a week into the event, they are already having products to show as a proof of their participation. The Director of the Centre, Dr. Omotayo Adegbuyi, said this was the first time the centre would be engaging secondary school students and that with the support of the University’s Management, the skill acquisition exercise would become an annual event.