Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI) has adviced students of the institution to combine entrepreneurship with their studies. He noted that life will be more bearable and rewaeding with creativity.
Prof. Olayinka stated this while receiving a 300 level undergraduate student of the university, Kareem Babatunde Yusuff, who pleaded with the VC to patronise his shoe-making business.
According to findings by schoolworld, Yusuff sighted the VC at Sultan Bello Hall where he had gone to appreciate the immediate past deans and to welcome the incoming ones into the office.
He quickly ran to his hostel to fetch one of his newly-made shoes, begging the VC to patronise him.
Prof. Olayinka later invited Yusuff to his oofice where he narrated the story of his passion for shoe-making to the admiration of the VC.
Reacting, the VC stated that if students could embrace entrepreneurship and combine it with their studies, life would be more bearable and economically rewarding for them, adding that this kind of mentality will also reduce the level of unemployment in the country.
While admiring the quality of the shoes, the VC asked Yusuff to go and produce his size, promising to buy in order to encourage him and grow the business.