KWASU Centre for Entrepreneurship Wins Pan-African Award for Entrepreneurship

The Kwara State University, Centre for Entrepreneurship has been awarded the Nigeria Country Prize of one thousand dollars in the Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship Education for the year 2013.

A statement from a United Kingdom based charity organisations’ Teach a Man to Fish’,  announced KWASU Centre for Entrepreneurship as the winner of the 2013 Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education.

The release noted that the competition was established to reward organisations in Africa that are taking innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable approaches to education. Over 380 different organisations across the continent, from countries including South-Africa, Namibia, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, among others took part in the competition.

According to the Director of the charity, Nik Kafka, ``All evidence shows that programmes which are innovative and sustainable are the most effective way to address educational challenges. This competition draws international attention to organisations’ achievements so that others can learn their success and imitate their approach’’.

To this end, KWASU Centre for Entrepreneurship has been awarded the Nigeria Country Prize of $1000.

The competition was made open to organisations working in Africa at all levels of education from primary to non-formal education.

‘’Teach a Man How to Fish’’ is an international non-profit organisation that promotes entrepreneurial schools in developing countries. The organisation’s goal is to make a long-term impact on global poverty by supporting educational projects that give young people the skills to care for themselves.