By Ese Obote-Ogwu
Students in tertiary institutions have been enjoined to key into the Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Programme (TEP) of the Delta State Government, designed to help refine their innovative business ideas into a globally accepted brand.
The Commissioner for Youth Development, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyenga, gave the advice when he visited the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro and the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku in continuation of the tour of campuses of tertiary institutions in the state by the ministry.
Comrade Egwunyenga told students that the state governor was interested in their development and had mandated that the training be done across the state-owned tertiary institutions in the state.
He stressed that the essence of the programme was to build their business potentials by identifying and upscaling their entrepreneurial drive and thereafter set them up through a venture capital arrangement.
The commissioner revealed that the programme was designed for undergraduates in the state-owned tertiary institutions who had enterprising mindset with exceptional business initiatives and must meet a benchmark of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) to qualify for the programme.
The Students were encouraged to follow the ministry’s programmes through the various Social Media handles (Facebook, Instagram) and website, adding that in due course the Application Portal would be open, just as they were advised to visit their Entrepreneurship Development Centre for more details and information about TEP.