The Vice-Chancellor of Alex-Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Prof. Sunday Elom, has applauded the productive capacity of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Employability of the institution, and for equipping the students with the requisite functional knowledge and sellable skills to be self-reliant and employable on graduation.
The Vice-Chancellor made the commendation when the Acting Director of the Centre, Dr. Emmanuel Nweze and his team, comprising of staff and students showcased and presented some of their products to the University Management.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Prof Abel Ezeoha who received the items on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor appreciated the creativity, innovation and resourcefulness of the Centre in turning-out high-quality marketable products, and more importantly for training the students of the university to acquire productive and life skillsĺ8, adding that such skills would help them become self-employed on graduation.
He further urged the students to stop whiling away their time and get serious by acquiring vocational skills that will be useful to them in future from the Centre.
He also assured of the continuous University Management’s support to the Centre by constructing a workshop and, purchasing the necessary equipment needed to further drive their vision.
Earlier, the Ag. Director of the Centre, Dr. Nweze while presenting the items thanked the University Management for their efforts in making sure the Centre reached its full potential, adding that as a show of gratitude, they had come to present some of the items they produced in the cause of training the students.
The products include: 30 bottles of air freshener (big size 9, 27 bottles of small size), Body Spray, 50 bottles of Disinfectants, 59 bottles of Germicide, 100 bottles of Hair cream (20 bottles of small size, 30 bottles of medium size), 10 bottles of big sized shampoo, big size 20 cans, of Liquid soap, 50 cans of small size, 50 small, 10 big size Perfume, 5 t-shirts and 5 wrappers produced with tie and die.
He stressed that some graduates of the University who took the skill acquisition programme seriously when they were in school were presently self-employed, noting that they do not need white collar jobs as they were already occupied with meeting with the demands of their customers and market.