Outstanding students of Eko College of Management and Technology, Ikotun, Lagos State, have been assured of automatic employment after graduation.
Similarly, any student who desires to go into business would be provided with funds based on terms and conditions.
This was made known by the Rector, Mr. Segun Oshundairo at the institution’s third matriculation which held on the school premises last Saturday.
“There is automatic employment within our group for any student who graduates with distinction in any course of study in this institution. And if you would rather go into entrepreneurship, we will provide you with seed capital and coaching, subject to terms and conditions. Some of you already have jobs or entrepreneurial opportunity waiting for you two years ahead of time. The opportunity is available to every one of you, if only you would go for it,” he said.
Oshundairo noted that the institution was committed to giving its students academic and professional training and had also designed a mentorship programme for them.
Oshundairo urged the matriculants to work hard and be ready to provide solutions to human problems.
The rector however lamented that parents had failed in their responsibility to properly train their wards, leading to increase in social vices.
In his lecture entitled: “Laying the foundation for a great future in a digital age,” the keynote speaker, Mr. Akinyele Oluwole Aluko stressed the need for the students to be adaptable to change, technology-compliant and innovative.
“Keep up to date with new technologies; learn about different cultures and lifestyles. Remain open-minded and be ready to work outside your comfort zones,” he said.
Dr. Jacob Adeyanju of the Department of Educational Administration, University of Lagos (UNILAG), urged the students to take the opportunity given to them by the institution. He encouraged them to work hard and be employers of labour instead of studying to be job seekers.
Nollywood actor and actress Kayode Olaseinde (Pa James) and Idowu Philips (Iya Rainbow) advised the students to be good ambassadors of the school and be morally upright.
Performing Arts students of the institution treated the audience to special songs and dance.
Source: The Nation
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