The Vice Rector of Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Dr. Jamil Sserwanga has tipped Students of IUIU with entrepreneur skills.
He availed the skills on Monday during the launch of the Entrepreneur Exhibition held at IUIU main campus in Mbale City.
The event was organized by Faculty of Management Studies under their umbrella Association Islamic University Management Student’s Association (IUMSA).
Sserwanga urged the students to maintain their business ideas and ensure that it prospers rather than sitting on them as this will help them fight unemployment.
‘’Maintain your business ideas, this is not a joke everyone has a potential to become to become powerful entrepreneur unless you don’t want, take those ideas serious don’t abandon them just build them up, also let’s have calculative minds my students as your seated here get your role model entrepreneur,’’ he said.
He said by commending the management of the Faculty of Management Studies for organizing the first of its kind Entrepreneur exhibition event which aim at showcasing the skills of students.
Mafabi Muzamiru, the Dean faculty of management studies said as faculty they are aiming at value addition to the products and innovation in order to stop the search for jobs by their graduand.
‘’Dear students, as you get out there don’t wait for white collar jobs only the skills, the ideas that you have come up with begin from there, go and widen on that and start employing yourself and employ others, don’t tear your shoes looking for jobs use the Entrepreneur skills you have,’’ he advised
Dr. Adeleke Banwo, a lecturer at the Faculty of Management Studies and the brain behind the Entrepreneur Exhibition said these skills will help students to become problem solvers.
‘’These skills will help our students to solve problem, fight unemployment when they finish campus, and this the developed the idea by themselves they will be able to them it forward as lecturers we want to see them progressing,’’ he said.
Some students who participated in the exhibition said exhibition has been so impactful to them in way the they can earn living even after campus just by applying what they got from the event.