The Osun State College of Education, Ilesha has partnered ‘From School to Work’ and has launched the “Outcome Oriented Entrepreneurship Education” to improve and redesign the entrepreneurship education program for students in the school.
The OOEE program, an initiative developed by “From School to Work” team, was adopted by the College of Education with the aim of ensuring that graduates produced by the Institution are able to navigate their ways to employment securities after graduation.
The launch of the initiative was heralded with ‘Training of Trainers’ for Staff of the Institution, to equip the appropriate skill set to teach entrepreneurship education properly.
Prince Abiodun Lufadeju, Team Lead, “From School to Work” while conducting the ToT noted that, “there is a need to provide a mechanism for the psychological reprocessing of our students and youth, engaging them in some sort of mindset re- engineering and cognitive realignment to aid each student generate his or her employment solution.”
He explained that students are faced with the menace of unemployment after graduation because they have not been adequately equipped in entrepreneurship education.
Lufadeju added that, “with OOEE, students are sure of how and wherevto get employment after graduation from their Institutions.”
“For our youth to be able to overcome the scourge of unemployment, two things must change- their understanding of employment and their knowledge of how to access it,” he explained.
Commending the program, Ade Adebisi said, “this is a timely intervention and if well co-ordinated, with the students themselves passionately involved, it can provide the much needed lifeline for our teeming graduates.”
He added that, “it will solve the perennial evil of unemployability, underemployment and unemployment in Nigeria.”
Adebisi thereafter recommended that the OOEE program should be replicated in other institutions of learning in Nigeria.