A good number of young persons in entrepreneurship and artisanship today commenced lectures as the 3rd batch of the My Entrepreneurship Goals Programme (MEGP) kick-started at the Dakkada Enterprise Development Center.
The MEGP, a cardinal part of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s grand plan of an entrepreneurial renaissance in the State, has a curriculum module designed to help participants define clear business goals and acquire basic entrepreneurial education to help them navigate the murky waters of doing business. The Governor had in a statewide broadcast last week promised that the programme would commence this week, to address the gap in entrepreneurship skills/education, thereby properly equipping young persons in the State to create jobs for themselves.
The programme enjoys collaboration from the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) which provides seasoned facilitators and certification for participants of the MEGP.
In a statement released by the SSA to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Marketing and Brand Management, Mr. Ime Uwah said the 3rd batch of the MEGP that has commenced will run for 10 weeks, with provisions for ongoing registrations. Intending participants are to visit www.megp.com.ng to fill registration forms, while the numbers 08133588773 can be called for additional information.
The My Entrepreneurship Goals Programme, has for the past months churned out high-quality participants who pundits say are qualified to compete favourably with contemporaries from other business education programmes nationwide. Some of the additional benefits for participants on the MEGP network include free business name registrations, facilitation of NAFDAC / SON registration for products, additional ICT/ soft skills acquisition, free consultancy services for individual businesses, access to funding opportunities, Market linkage, and equipment finance.