Meadow Hall partners Lagos on youth jobs
Meadow Hall Consult, a subsidiary of Meadow Hall Group has partnered with the Lagos State Government in the second edition of the ReadySetWork to train 200 final year students of tertiary institutions on employability skills.
ReadySetWork (RSW) is an employment and entrepreneurship programme aimed at preparing final year students of tertiary institutions in the state for the labour market as employees and employers of by equipping them with skills, business tools and a positive mindset.
The 2017 edition, which ran from July 1 to September 23, 2017, accommodated 2,000 final year students from six tertiary institutions in the state, as the students were taught and mentored by 118 facilitators across various sectors.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who represented by the Deputy Governor, Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said the RSW was developed as a result of the complaints from private sector organisations about the unemployability of Nigerian graduates.
Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, Prof. Lanre Fagbohun, who spoke on behalf of heads of tertiary institutions in the state, stressed that RSW has helped participants to develop critical thinking, clear communications skills and complex problem solving.
Meadow Hall Consult adopted 200 out of the 2,000 graduates for the Teachers’ Track programme it facilitated, which was an eight-week bespoke training programme focused on training participants in 21st Century teaching methods, procedures and standards.
Chief Executive Officer of Meadow Hall Group, Kehinde Nwani, said: “The synergy between the state government and private sector organisations to continue to raise the standard of education in the country and to improve the employment prospects of the final year students in Lagos State is commendable and Meadow Hall is honoured to be a part of this initiative.”
She charged the participants to remember that knowledge was not enough and that constant practice was required for mastery just as the teaching profession requires passion and love for children.
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