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UNILAG to introduce students to energy creation, management — VC

The University of Lagos says it will expose its students to energy creation, management  and conservation, in line with its quest to become Africa’s entrepreneurship hub.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said this in an interview with the press in Lagos.

He spoke on the sidelines of the Sod-turning ceremony of the Sahara Group School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship building and the launch of the Sahara Scholar award, at  University, on Friday.

“Today, we are witnessing the Sod-turning for a new building, of the Sahara Group School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in which our students will further be exposed in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and skills development.

“We already have a centre here, but as you can see, this arena here in the Faculty of Social Sciences is fast becoming an innovation village in the university, where we showcase various types of skills development, cut across all disciplines.

“With the establishment of this new entrepreneurship centre by Sahara Group, students, aside skills development, will be exposed to innovation, and entrepreneurship as well as undergo training in the area of energy conservation and energy management.

“They will also be exposed to creating energy, aside from what we have been doing before, to get energy.

“This, will be the first in any university in Nigeria, so we are taking our place of leadership in the country,” he said.