Edo School Wins Entrepreneurship Competition

Governor Obaseki of Edo State

University Preparatory Secondary School has emerged winner of the Edo State Student Entrepreneurship Activity Hub Exhibition and Competition initiated and sponsored by the Deutsche Gessellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

A total of 13 schools participated in the event with Edo Boys High School coming second, while Anglican Girls Grammar School, came third. The three schools would represent the state in the national finals slated for the Federal Capital Territory Abuja later in the year.

GIZ’s Oladoyin Olawaiye, who heads the programme, said it was good to see the students display their products, entrepreneurship, and marketing.

She said, “It is our inaugural event in Edo State, a really good one and I am pleased to see students display what they have done after we had trained them. They have also shown how to run a mini business which is very nice.

“We started the pilot project with schools in two Local Government Areas, Oredo and Egor in Benin City and surely we will take the programme to the rural communities. It is important that students who are disadvantaged also benefit from this initiative. We have done it in Niger, Ogun and Plateau States.

“This is the third state this competition is taking place. We have two more states to go in preparation for the national, later in the year. No monetary gift is attached but winners will get medals, plaques and certificates for their efforts.

Managing Director of the Edo State Skills Development Agency, Ukinebo Dare, said, the programmes would help the students acquire skills that would be beneficial to them in the future. He expressed excitement over the programmes, commended GIZ for the initiative, and assured them that the state government would continue collaborating with GIZ.

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