In a country, where there are tonnes of unemployed graduates roaming the streets, the Lagos state government has taken it upon itself to ensure that every graduate in Lagos State is adequately prepared for the world of work.
Ready.Set.Work an Entrepreneurship and Employability initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education had its first sensitization at the Education Training hall of Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo, Lagos state. The sensitization rally was led by the LASU VIce Chancellor, Prof. 'Lanre Fagbohun, and Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh.
The initiative, which majorly targets final year students of Lagos State University (LASU) and Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) is aimed at equipping over 500 students at the pilot scheme with the critical skills and know how necessary to either become employable or become employers of labour. The program which is set to run for 13 weeks (Saturdays only) during the second semester of the school year had some students wondering if transportation would be made available for interested students.
The students were informed that in order for them to graduate from the program, they must demonstrate commitment and a sense of self responsibility at the very least as well as having attended at least 21 out of the 24 sessions and have shown themselves to be punctual at all times.
At the end of the program, the students will then be given the opportunity of an internship with a blue-chip organization in the state or win a seed funding for successful business pitches of their business plans.
Interested in this? You can visit www.readysetwork.com.ng for more details about this initiative.