By Aliyu AbdulQuadri, Lagos
PARTICIPANTS at the 2016 edition of Capacity Building Course (CBC) organised by the Council of Higher Institutions (COHI) have been advised not to rely only on the certificates they obtained from schools.
The advice was given by a project engineer and entrepreneur, Mr. Jawando A. A, at the CBC held on Sunday at the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe Lagos.
The CBC which was themed, ’Between Employability and Entrepreneurship’, had business and human resources experts train Muslim youths.
Among the areas where the participants were trained were Curriculum Vitae (CV) writing and entrepreneurship among others.
While explaining the importance of being versatile, Jawando told the participants that “Don’t depend on your ‘out-of-school’ certificates but also seek back-up plans for your future in the oasis of Entrepreneurship.”
The chairman of the ceremony, Alh. Abdulwaheed Shonibare, who was represented by Mr. Abiodun Luqman, commended the organiser of the initiative – CBC.
Among other facilitators that shared their experiences with the participants were Mustapha Kelani, Abdulkabir Kuye and Abdulrahman Tella.
They tutored the participants on how to survive the dwindling condition of the economy and the difficulties to be encountered in the ‘world of entrepreneurship’.
They stressed the importance of a Curriculum Vitae (CV) in the endeavours of a future employee.
Speaking on theme of the event, the Coordinator of the COHI, AbdulWasi’ Fasanya, said, “The theme is strategically chosen considering the economic downturn of the country amidst the multitude of students graduating from various institutions of learning.
“There is no doubt that these graduates are entering into an already filled-up labour market where there exists unavailable jobs.
“We aim to enlighten them on choosing a right path between seeking employment or being self-employed.”