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UNICAL partners TEF on entrepreneurship programme


Determined to beef up students’ skills, the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has partnered Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) on entrepreneurship programme.

The partnership, initiated by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Florence Obi, is managed by Tell Africa to explore opportunities, where UNICAL shall have access to grants as much as $5,000 to start ventures even while still studying.

In a statement, Head, Corporate Marketing Communication for Tell Africa, Onyeyirichi Uchendu said: “TEF is Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs. Currently, it has its applications running on its TEFConnect digital platform 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 prioritises the economic recovery of Small and Medium Scale enterprises (SMEs) and young African entrepreneurs, following the COVID-19 disruption to economic activities, and successful students will 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 UNICAL students through a three-day sensitisation event scheduled for February 23 to 25, 2021.”


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