EKSU’s chancellor moves to harness youth potential, announces N1 billion Innovation Fund

Tunji Olowolafe, the recently appointed Chancellor of Ekiti State University, has launched a unique concept to harness Nigeria’s youth’s limitless potential using a worldwide Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) platform.

“I believe in harnessing the untapped potential of our youth, particularly in fields like business process outsourcing,” he said.

“This platform presents a world of opportunities for our graduates to instantly contribute to the global economy. To that end, I am excited to create a platform for 100 of our brightest minds to engage in work that challenges and grows their skills,” said Olowolafe at Ekiti State University’s 28th convocation.

He also thanked the State Governor and University visitor, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, for recognising him as a deserving candidate for Chancellor.

In another groundbreaking announcement, he announced the establishment of a N1 billion Innovation Fund to support agro-tech enterprises developed by Ekiti State University students and alumni.

In pledging his unwavering support for the university’s expansion and reform, the Chancellor announced intentions to establish a specialised BPO platform for the institution’s top 100 graduates.

This pioneering initiative aims to enable the brightest young minds to contribute to the global economy while improving their skills through meaningful, sustainable work.

“Agriculture stands as the backbone of our nation, and it is here that I see the greatest potential for innovation and economic prosperity,” Olowolafe stated.

“The N1billion Innovation Fund is designed to empower agro-tech companies founded by our graduands and students.”

The Chancellor also announced the establishment of a new program to subsidize capacity building for academic staff members of the Institution.

“I am also delighted to announce the establishment of a new program, which I will be endowing, designed to offer support and subsidies for up to 30 academic staff members. This initiative aims to facilitate their participation in international conferences, training sessions, and research activities,” he said.