The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Oyewole has again reiterated the commitment of the University to the total development of its students and graduates. The Vice-Chancellor gave the assurance during the maiden graduation ceremony of the Skills Acquisition Programme Trainees, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies of the University, held recently at the Professor Mahmood Yakubu Lecture Theatre.

Professor Oyewole noted that CENTS was created to ensure that students possessed entrepreneurial skills in line with the National Universities Commission guidelines, which supported the initiative of starting small and growing big with students. He added that the students were graduating because they had been found worthy in skills and vocation acquisition.

The President, Association of African Universities (AAU) informed the gathering that the CENTS building was under construction and assured all that it would be completed in record time, for trainees to enjoy the available facilities. The Vice-Chancellor also challenged the Centre to properly document its achievements and give adequate publicity to its programmes.

The Director of CENTS, Professor Femi Onifade said the Centre, which was created in 2010 had recorded unprecedented achievements in the last two years since the assumption into office of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor. He thanked Management for supporting the Centre, to achieve success.

One of the graduating students, Mr. Olatunji Adekunle lauded the quality of the training obtained from the University, saying it was one of the best things that had happened to him. The student, a retired civil servant, said more people had now shown interest in enrolling for the programme, as he advised students to acquire relevant skills and develop their God-given talent. A total of 21 students graduated in various skills and vocations including Fashion Designing, Foreign Exchange Trading, Fingerlings Production, Events Management, Catering and Hotel Management, Fabrication and Welding, Agriculture, Graphics and Automechanic. Highpoint of the ceremony was the presentation of certificates to successful graduands and their trainers.

Dignitaries present at the event include the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Felix Salako; Director, Biotechnology Centre, Professor Olufunmilayo Adebambo; Pioneer Director of the Centre, Professor Olukayode Bamgbose; representative of the General Manager, Nigerian Television Authority, Abeokuta and Dean, School of Vocational Studies, Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta.