UNICAL VC attracts TEF entrepreneurship programme for students of the institution

Keen about making a difference in the entrepreneurial journeys of her students the new Vice-Chancellor of The University of Calabar (UNICAL), Prof. Florence Obi is exploiting a relationship with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy.

The relationship between UNICAL and TEF as managed by Tell Africa is to explore opportunities where students of UNICAL shall have access to grants as much as 5000USD to start their own ventures even while still studying.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs, currently has its applications running on its TEFConnect digital platform (www.tefconnect.com) for interested applicants of the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, which the university is keen about bringing down to its students.

This year’s TEF intervention prioritizes the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) and young African entrepreneurs, following the Covid-19 disruption to economic activities.

Successful applicants receive world-class business training, mentorship, non-refundable seed capital up to $5,000, and global networking opportunities. The Programme is open to entrepreneurs across Africa, both new start-ups and existing young businesses, operating in any sector.

The relationship between UNICAL and TEF will see the former supporting the Application Drive of the Tony Elemelu Foundation (TEF) by amplifying its Entrepreneurship Programme to the students of UNICAL through a three-day sensitisation event scheduled for February 23 through 25 this year.

Due to the current COVID pandemic, the physical event shall be held based on NCDC guidelines. Students who are unable to attend the event physically due to limited access to the event venue are encouraged to join the event online via the University of Calabar Facebook page.
It is our hope that students of UNICAL will take advantage of the opportunities inherent in this relationship between the university and TEF to make meaning out of their entrepreneurial lives.

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Onyeyirichi Uchendu
Head of Corporate Marketing Communication

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