EYE Africa Program has kicked off in the University of Ibadan (UI), a premier educational institution in Nigeria. The program kicked off with a short inauguration on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 and was followed by the business plan training event.
The opening event was graced by principal officers of the great institution including the University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Prof. Olanike Adeyemo and Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Prof. Ayotola Aremu.
The EYE program which include training, mentorship, prototyping, technology transfer, incubation and funding is meant to produce a new generation of young entrepreneurs from among undergraduate students of African universities, and UI is one of the 12 universities partnering with EYE Africa in Nigeria.
The students of the university will be receiving training on Business Idea Generation, Business Idea Refining, Business Modelling, Business Plan Development, and Business Plan Writing.
At the end of the training, the participants are expected to become innovative and entrepreneurial. The participants are also expected to have gained enough knowledge and skills to be able to develop and refine a business idea, develop a business model, write a business plan and develop a prototype product.
This is a small step to achieving the organisation’s goal of training 18,000 undergraduate students in 60 African universities by 2022.