RETHINK2017: DEPOPULATING UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA CAMPAIGN

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On the 25th of march 2017, a programme tagged Rethink was held at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University.
The purpose of the programme is to find a lasting solution to the unemployment menace after graduation in the University

The welcome address was given by the National Vice President II of NAOSS Osun, Comrade Akinbode, after the recitation of the National Anthem, Osun Anthem. He centered his speech on students gaining access to some skills so as to survive in this vast changing world so that at the end, student will have great impact on the Society.

Mr. Olajide Osindero, the Guest speaker stepped on the podium with a charge that “no matter the economy of the jungle, a lion will never eat grass. He also gave some reasons for unemployment which are graduate inflation, the emergence of robots and vacancies unknown. He rounded off his speech by advising the youth “Never in your life agree to another person’s opinion, your opinion is your opinion, your reality is your reality. and “when everyone thinks alike, no one is thinking”. He also speaks on re-engineering our mind towards going for other vocational skills apart from schooling and he ended his speech by giving the students the benefits in re-engineering their decision and mindset.

Prof Oluyemisi Obilade also stepped on the podium to deliver her speech about the theme of the programme and tune the topic pto be “Thinking Outside the Box” as she explained the right work culture through work study programme as she use the student of Tasued as a case study by making them practice whatever they learn e.g furniture making, food etc. she further added that “you don’t need to be an employee to get a living, you can be an employer”.

There was an award presentation by Hon.Olufemi Balogun from Ijebu Jesha to Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade, Also Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade presented an award of excellence to Amb Jide Osindero.

The guests present at the programme were: Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University, Prof Mrs Oluyemisi Obilade, Mr.Olajide Osindero, Creative partner of Ideabanq international, The founder of Koye Adegoke foundation Prince Koye Adegoke, Mr. Bode, Comrade Hussein Olarewaju. Some institution were also present for this programme, Obafemi Awolowo University(the Host School),Tai Solarin University of Education, Osun State College of Education, Ila Orogun, Osun State College of Education, Ilesha, Osun State College of Health Technology, Ilesha, Tayelolu Comprehensive High school, Osun State University, Ejigbo campus, Lautech Ogbomoso, Uni Ilorin, Osco tech, Ilesha and others.
One of the OAU student thrills the audience with his unique talking drum and Skima Sax of TASUED with his wonderful saxophone which thrills the Vc to her dancing feet

The programme was highly Educative and Entertaining, we hope to witness the Rethink 2018, kudos to the organizer.

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