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Our Students Exhibit Impressive Entrepreneurial Acumen at Business Day Event

In a bid to promote innovative and resourceful enterprise among our students, we held the annual Business Day event at the Anthony campus, our Centre of Excellence for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, on Wednesday, 20th March.

Collaborating with Under 40 CEOs, we were honoured to host a panel of esteemed speakers including Mr Babajide Familusi, Founder of Under 40 CEOs and Anthony Campus PTA Chair; Mrs Eloho Omame, Co-founder of FirstCheck; Mr Ernest Audu, Founder and CEO of Peaceville Homes and Peaceville Africa; and Mrs Aramide-Bello, CEO/MD Cravings & More.

These highly resourceful speakers and panelists shared valuable insights into the entrepreneurial qualities necessary for success.

The event also featured a range of activities involving students from preschool to secondary school. The students delivered presentations on the mindset and qualities of an entrepreneur. Our enterprising students also showcased a variety of their handcrafts including handbags, slippers, auto geles, beads etc to the school community.

The highlight of the event was a business pitch competition for our secondary school students. Ten student groups qualified for the challenge. They presented their innovative business ideas to our esteemed panelists, who meticulously evaluated their proposals.

Our students’ entrepreneurial acumen and creativity were evident as they pitched a diverse range of ingenious business plans, much to the delight of the panelists and the audience.

At the end of the pitching competition, four standout groups emerged as winners. MentAI secured the first position and received a substantial sum of ₦300,000 in investable capital. This sum was generously donated by TBC. The second position was secured by Aquafiers who received ₦150,000 in investable capital, sponsored by Under40CEOs. The third position was awarded to two teams: Le Bloom and TechBalance. Each of the two teams received ₦100,000 in investable capital, donated by Yemi Akangbe.

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Apart from the prizes awarded to the winners, the panelists generously gave monetary rewards to the competition’s finalists. Mrs Eloho, donated a cash gift of ₦50,000 to each of the contestants. Also, Mrs Aramide-Bello and Mrs Ogungbe, the secondary Mother of the Year, granted ₦25,000 to each group that participated in the challenge.

In addition to the prizes and monetary rewards given, Mr Babajide Familusi provided all finalists with enrolment in the professional course “Starting A Business In Africa” offered by Under 40 CEOs Learning Hub (u4clearninghub) .

Also in line with the goals of the business day event, we organised an enterprise week, where students from Year 8 and Year 9 engaged in practical sessions that commenced on Monday, 18th March, 2024. After completion on Friday, 22nd March, they sold their products to fellow students during their recess and lunch break.