JABU can has the potentials to be a business hub. Kunle Adegeye, a graduate assistant in Business Administration has indicated that Joseph Ayo Babalola University can be a hub for business enterprise through career and mentoring.
Speaking with our correspondent, Kunle, who won a $5000 USD scholarship from the Tony Elumelu Foundation programme stated that the need for exponential growth motivated him to enroll in the Tony Elemelu Foundation programme. He further revealed that his main aim is to bring about remarkable change in Nigeria and be a part of an entrepreneurial revolution in Nigeria and Africa by extension.
Kunle Adegeye, an alumnus of the university said that the TEF programme offers a highly level of training with exposure to industry experts with career mentoring and networking opportunities that he believes outweighs the cash prize that he won. He further revealed that JABU has a strong vision for the entrepreneurship programme. In his words, “JABU is on the path and we are doing well; we can be better”.
When asked if JABU influenced his entrepreneurial prowess, Kunle revealed to InfoDesk correspondent that the knowledge gained during his undergraduate days in the university were put to use practically in the area of marketing and human resource management.
He went to state that being the first entrepreneurial university in Nigeria, JABU encouraged him to be an aspiring entrepreneur through the platform to work and grow in accordance with the stipulated rules and regulations of the university. In his words, “the JABU culture has helped fine-tuned my business ideas in order to be firm, determined, focused and disciplined”.
While advising other alumni members and students of the university, Kunle Adegeye urged them to rally round the university to support its vision and do away with any form of negativity regarding the institution.
Speaking further, he stated that Damilola Davies also contributed by giving him clarity on the JABU vision which the duo strongly believe in. In his words, “students, don’t complain but start businesses, hone your skills and be better for it tomorrow”. Another JABU alumnus, Damilola Davies who graudauted from the Department of Architecture runs a restaurant called Roasti Foods while Kunle Adegeye runs a juice bar called Quench Us having partnered to jointly run the businesses.