Deputy Vice Chancellor advises students to embrace entrepreneurial skills

October 4, 2017

The Deputy Vice Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University, Prof. Sam Guobadia has advised final year students to develop a positive attitude towards entrepreneurship as it is one of the major ways of attaining self-fulfillment.

The don who gave the advice while speaking at the Life Success Centre programme said being an entrepreneur would help them meet their financial
goals and increase their self-confidence.

Speaking on ‘why start a business’ he told the students that it will enable them become job creators rather than job seekers after their graduation. “Starting a business helps you to make money and do well for society.

He reminded them that successful businesses are not always about the money as some of the biggest businesses today started with little or nothing. “Before you start a business, you must develop pre-requisite skills” he said.

He urged them to also develop a globalised mindset which entails being creative and spending on assets rather than on liabilities as the former will help increase cash flow.

The Professor of Economics urged the students to acquire more knowledge by attending workshops and conferences organized for startups.

Speaking on “Home training” the Director, Campus life Division, Rev. Laurie Idahosa said that effective time management is the major key in home training. “Time management is the key in home training. A good host prepares ahead of time and anticipates the needs of his/her guest,” she said.

“As a lady, you should know the kind of man you are going to marry. Remember that men like surprises, therefore don’t expose your body just to entice them.” She added.

The Life Success Centre (LSC) is a career training centre that helps to train, equip and challenge Benson Idahosa University final year students.