The School of Business on Friday 16th April 2021 successfully concluded the ARUA EIMEC training of trainers in entrepreneurship and Innovation program.  The 12 day training brought about participants from universities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Nigeria. Resource persons on other hand were seasoned trainers and scholars from ARIA CoE USD partners including University of Iowa, University of Lagos, University of Nairobi-SOB, University of Cape Town, University of Kwazulu Natal and University of Ghana.

While officially opening the training on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Principal Prof. Mohamud Jama noted that the program had built a critical group of Faculty who were able to train self-reliant graduates rather than job seekers. “The objective of the training is to develop on-the-ground mentors in all Faculties to support the students in innovation and project ideas at the early stage to assist as the enablers of bright ideas that can lead to birth of innovative enterprises across all disciplines.” He said.

Some of the modules taught in the programme included: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation Drive, Opportunity Identification, Opportunity Identification, Opportunity Identification and, Understanding the Business Model Canvas (BMC) among others.

This training was also a UON@50 celebration event by the School of Business.