This landmark text promises to be the new reference point for governments, educators and education providers when debating the respective roles and duties of states and private actors in education On 12-13 of February 2019, education and human rights experts will meet in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, for the adoption of guiding principles strengthening the right to access free quality public education in the context of growing private actor involvement in education. This landmark text promises to be the new reference point for governments, educators and education providers when debating the respective roles and duties of states and private actors in education. The Guiding Principles unpack existing international human rights law on the right to education and outline practic
The academy’s major plan this year is to set up an ‘Africa Youth Skills & Data Badge’ across the continent where young people will be required to undergo a particular training to get certification The Africa Internship Academy (AIA) (AfricaInternshipAcademy.com) is a successful youth employment accelerator in Ghana, that provides work readiness and entrepreneurship programs for secondary & higher education students as well as graduates to gain entrepreneurial and employability skills: after proceeds to assign mentors to them: and either connect them to employers looking for entry-level talents or incubate them to launch their idea through our AIA Business Starter Pack Program. Its ideas and methods have won the Social Enterprise Award in 2017 as well as the recognition of
The Federal Government, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated a task force to tackle the menace of youth unemployment. The committee, to be chaired by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Prof Stephen Ocheni. According to Ocheni, the task force is saddled with the responsibility of convening a private sector roundtable engagement as an exchange platform towards the identification and financing of eight projects for accelerated youth employment and skills development. The work of the team is also expected to key into the aspirations of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the present administration and boost the rate of attainment of the relevant S...
The French President, Emmanuel Macron, who is in Nigeria on a working visit, will on Wednesday interact with more than 2,000 budding entrepreneurs from Africa, who are alumni of the Tony Elumelu Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme. The session, which is the highlight of Macron’s visit to the country, will be chaired by the Chairman, United Bank for Africa Plc and Founder, TEF, Mr Tony Elumelu, and will give African entrepreneurs a platform to closely engage with the French President and garner ideas from his experience as one of the youngest heads of state in the world, according to a statement by the foundation. The session will also provide a platform where participants can network and forge partnerships with French and African business leaders and policymakers, who will be in
In a bid to achieve a knowledge-based economy in the near future, the federal government has unveiled plans to drive and support youth entrepreneurs in the country deploying the use of technology. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, stated that the federal government has concluded plans to build technological hubs in the six geopolitical zones, pointing out that it is the way to shape the future of the country. The Vice President at the Student Innovation Challenge (SIC) South West regional demo day held at the University of Lagos, said “The best of technological companies started from the universities and this is why we have decided to build technology hubs in the six geopolitical zones starting at the University of Lagos. “Everybody knows where the smart money is looking and we a
An initiative that is expected to put youths in Nigeria and other parts of Africa on a new pedestal of development, especially through job creations has been sealed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), with its partners- Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook. The initiative, which was sealed yesterday, at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, was themed: ‘Coding for Employment Programme.’ By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, AfDB disclosed that the new programme prepares Africa’s youth for tomorrow’s jobs and unleashes the next generation of young digital innovators from the continent. AfDB said as part of the drive targeted at preparing them for the
The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited has commenced the 2018 edition of the ‘Youth Empowered’, with a training workshop for 700 youths in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. According to the company, the workshop is designed to equip Nigerian youths with life and business skills for their personal development as well as enable them to transition to meaningful job positions. Speaking on the importance the firm attached to the 2018 Youth Empowered programme, the Managing Director, NBC, Mr. George Polymenakos, said the initiative was part of the company’s intervention programmes for the youth, “which are geared towards discovering their potential and providing them with the right skills needed in today’s work environment.” He noted that it was imperative for the youth to take advantage of
The Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps in Osun State, Mr. Emmanuel Attah, has said the Federal Government has made plans for corps members with good business ideas to get loans of between N200,000 and N2m to start their businesses after the service year. Attah stated that the loan, which would be given in collaboration with the Bank of Industry, the Central Bank of Nigeria, and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, would be made available to corps members after they might have undergone skill acquisition and entrepreneurial development programmes. The coordinator said this during the skill acquisition and entrepreneurial development inter-platoon competition and exhibition at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Ede, Osun State on Tuesday. Attah stated, ...
The Government of Japan has announced that it will fund a project to promote youth entrepreneurship in north-eastern Nigeria. This is one of eight new projects implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia and the Syrian Arab Republic, with Japanese funding totaling $5.2 million. The project will build on a previous project funded by the Government of Japan to further improve senior secondary school education. By providing students with technical trade knowledge and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, young people will learn how to start and manage their own micro and small-scale businesses, thus promoting youth-led entrepreneurial development. Upon successful implementation of the project...
Hundreds of unemployed youths and women in Nasarawa State have engaged themselves in acquiring modern techniques for commercial poultry production. The empowerment programme was designed to transform the trainees into becoming self-sufficient, boost food security and increase the economy. Senator Abdullahi Adamu representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District and Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, said in Abuja that the exercise was a joint effort of The Federal Government and National Assembly. The lawmaker said that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and, the management of Lake Chad Research Institute in collaboration with Hauge Logistics Ltd were the executors of the project. Explaining further, the former Nasarawa State governor averred that p