The Centre for Entrepreneurship, Kwara State University (KWASU) Malete, has won a grant of ten thousand pounds (GBP10,000) from British Council.
The grant which is to support academia and industry collaboration at Nigerian higher education institutions was won for the Centre by its Director, Mr. Sunday Ojo.
The British Council grant was won in collaboration with Covenant University, Nigeria and Wolverhampton University, United Kingdom.
It is a seed grant aimed at supporting the development of collaborative approaches to working with industry for Nigerian universities.
Conditions for application included collaboration of two or more institutions and each collaboration could get up to a maximum of GBP10,000.
The Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University, Professor AbdulRasheedNa’Allah expressed his excitement describing it as another excellent grant won by the Centre by its award winning Director.
“I am very proud of the exceptional performance by this award winning centre and commend its strategy to join forces with the Industry in educating our students about the fact that there is no level that they cannot achieve in the creation of wealth as long as they develop great ideas and work along successful and innovative lines.
“I also commend KWASU Centre for Entrepreneurship for collaborating with Nigeria's Covenant University and Great Britain's Wolverhampton University in its application for this grant,” Na’Allah said.