The ReadySetWork Sensitization tour stopped at the University of Lagos, Akoka on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 just after the RSW team led by the Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh made a similar stop at the Lagos State College of Health Technology (LASCOHET), Yaba to enlighten and educate the students – the primary beneficiaries of the ReadySetWork project on the plans for 2018 and how they should key in to it.
At LASCOHET, the team was received by the Provost of the Institution, Dr. Moyo Kasim, who recounted the impact the programme has made not just on the students but the institution also. “ReadySetWork has brought the spotlight on our institution seeing that winners of the RSW Business Pitch Competition from the two editions of the programme were from this school”, He said.
Akinfolarin Bukola Esther, a graduate of LASCOHET and Co-winner of RSW Business Pitch Competition 2017 was at the event to encourage the student to sign up for the programme. Talking about the impact the programme, she said “ReadySetWork has helped me in my communication skills; before now I couldn’t confidently address an audience. It is a life-changing initiative.”
At UNILAG, The Special Adviser’s first stop was the Vice Chancellor’s office to pay a courtesy visit. He also met with the Institution’s management team. At the meeting, Mr. Bank-Olemoh reiterated Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s commitment to make every student in the State ready for the world of work regardless of the school attended.
In his response, the VC, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe appreciated His Excellency Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who is also an alumnus of the Institution and lauded the ReadySetWork project. He promised to ensure that all that is needed for the success of the programme will be provided especially as UNILAG is a training centre again this year.
The Special Adviser also had a live interview on UNILAG FM before joining the very eager students already seated at the Julius Berger hall for the sensitization event.
Some alumni of ReadySetWork 2017 Programme who graduated from the institution were also around to share their experiences with the students and encouraged them to register. Opeyemi Adewale, who is visually impaired and currenty interns with PriceWaterhouseCoopers through the RSW programme said the programme gave her the opportunity to learn values that she couldn’t acquire in the Higher Institution. In the same vein, Tamilore Asikhia said his experience, lessons and values acquired at ReadySetWork cannot be compared to the education he got in the University despite the fact that he made first class in Economics. He therefore encouraged student to register on line in other to be beneficiaries too.
Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh while interacting with the student implored them to have the right attitude toward life and opportunities saying “More than any other thing, your attitude and mindset will determine whether or not you succeed in life. There is no way you will finish this programme and not have the right attitude.”
“One of the things that take you far in life is the people you know, he continued. “one of the objectives of the programme is cultural diffusion; you mix with other people from other institution as each centre will have a mixed representation of students from all the participating institutions . So make use of it – network!”
Registration for the Online Academy is still on. Students can register at www.readysetwork.com.ng/online-academy/