By Abdullahi U. Danbakaba
The Vice – Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Abdullahi Bala, fsssn has applauded the Entrepreneurship Center of the University for organizing its maiden Art Exhibition in commemoration of Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary.
The Vice – Chancellor gave the applaud while declaring the exhibition open on Monday, October 4, 2021, at the Entrepreneurship Center, Main Campus, Gidan Kwano.
The exhibited items which were designed by some students of the University cutting across different departments and levels include paintings and other artistic designs. While some of them showcased their talents through music, dance, and comedy performances.
Professor Bala who was represented at the occasion by the Deputy Vice – Chancellor (Administrative), Professor, Emanuel E. Udensi also expressed management’s readiness to continue to support the center with the view of encouraging it to record more successes in the future.
He congratulated the young artists for displaying their talents in artistic works in addition to their main courses of studies, pointing out that, the sole aim of University education is to open the learners’ brains and increase their ability to reason in order to facilitate creativity.
Speaking further, he expressed optimism that with the training and aesthetics acquired, the students had already secured jobs for themselves in the event their certificates could not fetch them jobs after graduation.
Earlier, the Director of the Center, Engr. Dr. Mrs. Carolina O. Alenoghena who described the Occasion as a glorious moment for the participating students, the center, and its entire staff explained that the purpose of the art exhibition was to showcase the diverse talents of the students.
She also expressed hope that with the young artists endowed with the potentials to create beauty, the country at its 61 years of independence shall excel adding that, the goal of the entrepreneurship center is to make the University an entrepreneur heaving.
“The Center was established to train and explore talents of the students and other members of the public in terms of business ideas. The Center also partners with both public and private sectors to sell the University’s ideas for sustainability and development of the Entrepreneurship activities in the University.” The Director disclosed.
The director stressed the need for the patronage of the artworks by the public with the view to encouraging creativity amongst the students.
The exhibition is expected to close on Friday, October 8, 2021.
Photos: Haruna Job