GEW: Junior school team clinches top prize in entrepreneurship competition


A junior school team from Lamp Bearers Islamic School (LABIS), Ilorin has clinched a top prize in an all secondary school entrepreneurship competition held in Ilorin last Thursday.

The competition was organised by the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Kwara State University, Molete, in commemoration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

GEW is an international event celebrated worldwide to showcase entrepreneurial prowess the world over through innovation and enterprise development.

The global event has been consistently observed by the Kwara State University Centre for Entrepreneurship in the last seven years.

KWASU VC, Professor Rasheed Na'allah presents LABIS representative,  Mus'hab Ishowo and the Coordinator, Centre for Entrepreneurship, KWASU, Dr Sunday Ojo,

This edition featured about 60 secondary schools in Kwara State who were invited to participate in the Early Entrepreneurship Competition organised by the Centre.

While LABIS emerged First Runner-Up Position, Future Leaders School went home with the first position. Also, Iludun Oro Anglican Girls College was pronounced second runner-up.

Each of the teams pitched ideas adjudged viable by the organisers. The Future Leaders team presented a trash to wealth concept where they used plastic bottles for different things such as, flower vase and vacuum cleaner. Iludun Oro girls focused on advertising services for businesses and organisations in their pitch.

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The LABIS team focused on egg production. This idea presented a transformation of fresh eggs into powdered form to increase their shell life and protect against salmonella.

Check out the students’ presentation below.

The LABIS contingent got a generating set while those of Future Leaders and Iludun Oro were presented a computer printer and a Mobile public address system respectively.

A teacher at LABIS, Abdullah AbdulAzeez told that this was the second attempt of the school at the competition. Back in 2016, the school emerged 2nd Runner-Up in the competition.

“The school has made two appearances and that was last year in which our students got the 2nd Runner-Up position and this year’s was first Runner-Up,” he said.

That the school’s representatives were the only students in Junior Secondary School among the top contenders shows the high quality of education the school offers.

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