Why Nigeria Needs Young Minds With Zeal For Entrepreneurship—Elizade University founder

 Founder,
Elizade University, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo, Chancellor-Designate, Mr.Gbenga
Oyebode and a guest, Prince Julius Adelusi- Adeluyi at the unveiling of new
Elizade University Logo.

One of Nigeria’s most prominent
entrepreneur
s, investor and philanthropist, Chief Michael Ade Ojo, OON, has stressed the need fordeveloping
and mentoring young minds in entrepreneurship, especially students in tertiary
institutions. He pointed out that this is critical for Nigeria to achieve true
greatness.
Chief Ade Ojo
made this know
n on Wednesday at Sheraton
By Four Point
s Hotel, Victoria Island,
Lagos where the new logo of Elizade
University
, Ilara-Mok
in, Ondo State was unveiled to a select audience of corporate icons,
University dons and media executives.

At the occasion, two graduating
students, Iyanu Oluyade and Gift Silas, held an audience that
included banker and entrepreneur Aigboje
Aig-Imoukhuede
as well as ex-minister Julius
Adelusi- Adeluyi
spell bound as they shared spectacular entrepreneurship
and academic experiences they gathered in their 4 years stay at Elizade University.
The major exploits, according to the
two students, were garnered from the school’s unique internship/attachment
programmes. Gift Silas particularly
drew a lot of applause when she shared her experiences as a successful owner of
a thriving fashion outfit.

(L-R) Pro-Chancellor, Elizade
University, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof.
Theophilus Oyeyemi, Founder, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo and the
Chancellor-Designate, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode at the unveiling of new Elizade University
Logo.

An obviously excited University founder,
Chief Ade Ojo, who spoke further at
the event, explained that the new logo is a step towards actualizing his vision
of creating a world class institution of higher learning, dedicated to the
pursuit of academic, entrepreneurial and moral excellence. In the words of the erudite
philanthropist, “we are unveiling this
new identity to herald a new dawn in the life of our great institution
established for the growth of knowledge, character as well as the total
development of mankind. The new identity reflects the resolve of the university
to breed young men and women who will break new grounds in all areas of human endeavors in accordance with global best practices”.
He also appreciated
specially, the National Universities
Commission
for
their support in the approval process
of
the new logo.

(L-R) Pro-Chancellor, Elizade
University, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof.
Theophilus Oyeyemi, Founder, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo and the
Chancellor-Designate, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode at the unveiling of new Elizade University
Logo.

Also at the event, the acting
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Theophilus
Fadayomi
, spoke ardently as a man who carries the founder’s vision with
great passion.  He traced the universit
y’s
records from 2013, when the University started with 13 programmes till date
whena total of 31 fully accredited academic programmes are in their kitty.
Also,Students enrolment according, to Prof.
Fadayomi
has grown from 64 in 2013 to a total of 1,144 this year.
The acting VC equally revealed that
attraction to the university lies in the school’s choice location  at the
luscious hills of Ilara- Mokin in Ondo
State; the state-of-the- art- facilities for educational,
physical and mental development; and her high calibre teachingand non-teaching
staff who employ the latest information and communication technology in diverse
areas.
The Pro-Chancellor of Elizade University,Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede also spoke, extolling premium ingredients of
excellence assembled by the management of Elizade
University
. He identified passionately with the vision of the founder,which
is to create a world class university that can compete in all areas with top
universities like Harvard, Oxford,Yale etc. Aig-Imoukhuede
speaks further: “One of the things great
universities are known for is their larger-than-life image. This is why you
find people buy and proudly wear T-shirts of such schools across the globe.
Many are ready to defend the schooland identify as alumnus years after their
exit. They last almost for eternity”.
The Pro- Chancellor also said that
the University council would be unveiling an endowment programme and two new
scholarship schemes
soon as part of the efforts to create a world
class University.

(L-R) Pro-Chancellor, Elizade
University, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof.
Theophilus Oyeyemi, Founder, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo and the
Chancellor-Designate, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode at the unveiling of new Elizade University
Logo.

The scholarship would be for the
winners of the founder’s golf challenge and The Pro
-Chancellor’s
fitness challenge.  Two students, male and female, will pick the star
prizes for each activity when it is formally unveiled.

 Founder,
Elizade University, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo, Chancellor-Designate, Mr.Gbenga
Oyebode and a guest, Prince Julius Adelusi- Adeluyi at the unveiling of new
Elizade University Logo.

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