The University of Gondar from November 29-30 2019 hosted the Global Entrepreneurship week once again. At UoG’s Markai Campus the Deliverology Unit, the Career Service Center and the College of Business and Economics organized the crucial and relevant event.
In his welcoming remarks Dr. Derebaw Kenubi expressed the great spirit of entrepreneurship. “If you are able to work hard you will be able to pick yourself up and transform your ideas into reality”. The dean of the Business and Economics College also shared that encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship can help Ethiopians tackle some the greatest challenges that this country faces.
It could be said that Ethiopia’s economy and future prosperity depends on many factors but the highest among this list is the ability and drive of entrepreneurs and innovation to garner great technology into enterprises. Also in his opening remarks Dr. Derebaw shared that such people could propel the world to a better place one idea at a time.
Those who were able to attended and take part in the event include the University of Gondar President Dr. Asrat Atsedeweyn, Business and Economics Dean Dr. Derebaw Kenubi, Deliverology Unit Head Dr. Asmamaw Zegaye, Addis Ababa University Associate Professor and previous UoG faculty Dr. Shimeles Tesfaye and author and entrepreneur Dr. Weretaw Bezabih.
The President of the University of Gondar in his opening address gave a sobering speech first on the current affairs of the country and subsequently on what the University of Gondar is doing in the sphere of capacity building for its students.
“It is quite worrying to see what is taking shape in the country,” said Dr. Asrat, “ we could see other country’s taking advantage of there unity and oneness by harvesting on technological advancement to increase the wealth and livelihood of their citizens”. But he shared that the citizens of Ethiopia must reach that level and unity is very important to accomplish economic and future prosperity.
The President also shared that the University of Gondar is involved in numerous initiatives, which are aimed to create and build the country’s best graduates. For instance Dr. Asrat stressed that UoG is passing along a spirit of ‘job creator’ rather than ‘waiters of employment’ to its students. UoG is doing this by organizing such initiatives such as career expos, organizational job opportunities for the community, creating employment in the construction and infrastructure sector, create jobs for current students in the UoG Student Service Center and various training. The Global Entrepreneurship week event will end on Saturday the 30th of November.
Some of the activities that took take place in the two-day event included experience sharing presentations, for students, general discussions and talks focusing on critical thinking in the scope of entrepreneurship.
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