In supporting the government to eradicate the unemployment rate among the youth in Nigeria, Osun State University has collaborated with the Youth Empowerment & Social Support Operation (YESSO) and National Directorate of Employment Skills for Job (NDE-S4J) by hosting six hundred and twelve (612) youths.
The 612 youths for 90 days are receiving empowerment programme on life skills, sector-specific skills and entrepreneurship lessons.
Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola represented by Prof. Yinusa, declared the programme open on 25th of September 2019.
The programme has given the participants an opportunity to learn in a serene environment without thinking of what to eat, where to live, facilities to use in learning and the lecturers that will teach. All the aforementioned have been taking care of by Osun State University and NDE (S4J).
Recall that the Federal Government of Nigeria through the assistance of the World Bank introduced the Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) to provide income security through income support, and access to employment opportunities for the poor and vulnerable youth and women.
The third cycle of the Skills for Job training is scheduled to be delivered at three levels; Life Skills, Sector-Specific, and Entrepreneurship skills training.
True Life Skills training beneficiaries are assisted with skills to identify their goals in life and also sensitize them on communication skills, interview skills, opportunities on social media platforms. While the Sector-Specific Skills training enabled the participants to understand skills available within the growth sectors that are highly demanded.
The Entrepreneurship skills training exposed them to cutting-edge knowledge for running a business successfully in Nigeria.