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Obafemi Awolowo University,Nigeria

 

As nations, governments, institutions and organizations around the world are promoting and developing their entrepreneurship ecosystem, it has become obvious that entrepreneurship now holds the key to sustainable economic development in today’s world.

 

It can simply be put that the future of Nigeria’s growth lies majorly on how well and fast Nigeria’s entrepreneurship ecosystem can be developed, and so the need for Entrepreneurship Education in Nigeria becomes very important.

 

The Nigerian universities have great role to play in driving this change but they are yet to realize this great opportunity. The gap between the graduates being produced and the demands of work force from industries is huge and has resulted in great unemployment in Nigeria.

 

This gap can only be closed when the universities in Nigeria begin to train entrepreneurs who will graduate as business owners creating the jobs and the value need in the system. Only then will innovation thrive.

 

It is of interest to note that Obafemi Awolowo University is one of the universities that is set to lead the promotion of Entrepreneurship in amongst Nigerian universities. It could be recalled that in May this year, the university hosted the EduNet Conference which was focused on ways to foster Technology Entrepreneurship in Nigerian Universities. The University is now set to host her first Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education conference and Exhibition this month.The conference is jointly organized by the Institute for Entrepreneurship Development and Studies (IFEDS) and the Information Technology and Communications Unit (INTECU)The theme of the conference is:PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN NIGERIA TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS.

 

For more details on how to be part of this conference,Visit the conference website.

 

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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