A total of 238 students of Covenant University in Ota, Ogun graduated with first class honours’ degrees at the institution’s 2017/2018 Convocation. The institution’s Vice-Chancellor, V-C, Prof. Aaron Atayero, disclosed this during the university’s 13th Convocation, the Conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degrees and presentation of prizes to its deserving students in Ota.
By the Senate’s reckoning in the report titled; Reviving The Economy, Creating Opportunities For Nigerians, 96 percent of Nigerian businesses are SMEs employing over 57 million Nigerians, hence, its focus on providing legal backings to ensure businesses operate more sustainable. Saraki noted, the Senate intends to continue working on the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Bill to supervise and promote competition in the market to make for a more balanced development of our economy and to increase opportunities for Nigerian businesses. Saraki Says: “At inception the 8th Senate adopted the Senate Legislative agenda focusing on three broad areas: Improving Livelihoods, Improving Governance and Improving Business.”
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah said the Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (EGRP) is targeted towards creating an average of 3.7 million jobs yearly.
“… The involvement of small businesses in the service sector is a major lever for economic recovery. We have committed to reduce unemployment from 13.9 per cent as of Q3 2016 to 11.23 per cent by 2020. This translates to the creation of over 15 million jobs during the Plan horizon or an average of 3.7 million jobs per annum,” Mr Enelamah said at a youth entrepreneurship summit.
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives recently passed a resolution to review the age barriers for job vacancies announced by some government agencies in the country. The lawmakers expressed worry that a lot of Nigerian youths who even served in the one-year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are denied the chance to compete for available public service employment opportunities due to this requirement.
Microsoft Nigeria, in collaboration with Sidmach Technologies, recently organised a seminar tagged ‘Digital Transformation in Education’, to empower schools in Nigeria on world-class technological innovations that would aid effective management. Educations Programme Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, Ms. Jordan Belmonte, introduced Microsoft’s “Imagine Academy” – an IT package with over 700 courses including data and computer science, IT infrastructure to enhance productivity in schools.
Abuja – The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chinyeaka Ohaa, has said that the coming into operation of the Abuja Light Rail service would accelerate FCT economy by boosting investments and creating job opportunities. According to Chinyeaka Ohaa, already the FCT Administration has written to the Presidency for a convenient date for its inauguration. “The benefits of the project include the potential for over 20,000 jobs, aside boosting the economic fortunes of the Territory.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for intensification of sound entrepreneurship training from Primary schools to enhance the capacity of Nigerians in the globally competitive economic environment.
He noted that the emergence of knowledge based economy have led to the adoption of entrepreneurship education as a means of linking knowledge and skill with learning for developing critical human capital and mitigate social consequences of unemployment.