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Great Innovations On Parade At Chrisland University As VC Canvasses More Funding For Entrepreneurship

July 30, 2022 | Author | 0 Comments

Great Innovations On Parade At Chrisland University As VC Canvasses More Funding For Entrepreneurship

There was a parade of innovative ideas translated into tangible products at Chrisland University, Abeokuta on Saturday July 30, 2022 during the maiden edition of the Institution's Sustainability Project 1.0 which was presented by the 300 Level Entrepreneurship Class.

The Chrisland University Sustainability Project 1.0(CLUSP) is a home-grown initiative by the institution targeted at creating novel ideas that match up with anyone of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) and also value creation.

This year's edition of CLUSP, being the maiden edition, produced about 20 novel ideas from the entrepreneurship class. The event took place at the University Auditorium.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chinedum Peace Babalola, FAS,  reiterated the commitment of the Chrisland University Management towards cultivating entrepreneurial and innovative skills in the students. 

Prof Babalola disclosed that entrepreneurship is a core part of the University's vision and thus will support the best three ideas from CLUSP with special prizes, and would give gifts to all the other Teams. 

She also hinted that the University Management would make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for a higher level of funding towards diverse entrepreneurship initiatives and projects in the University.

The Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development Studies, Dr Ayodotun Ibidunni affirmed the purpose for establishing the Sustainability Project, emphasizing that CLUSP is focused on solving real life problems as they pertain to Africa.

Dr Ibidunni said CLUSP will become an annual event in the University and restated that efforts are being stepped up to ensure that innovation becomes a culture among Undergraduates in the University. 

He added: "Our serious approach to the programme has made us to work with entrepreneurship scholars and practitioners from within and outside Chrisland University to assess the ideas of our students.

During the presentation, the students were divided into different subgroups with their facilitators and they came up with several projects and items from their practical sessions.

Among projects on parade Solar Inverters, 

websites for questions for examination and tutorial class as well as another website to remind students on class assignments, just as there were an avalanche of waste products transformed to decorations or flowers.


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