If you are an undergraduate in the North Central region of Nigeria, this should concern you. As you inch closer to the job market in an economy where the employment ratio is an abysmal 29 percent, and only ten percent of your peers will find jobs in two years, you’re going to need a plan.

The plan Paradigm Initiative is proposing is almost foolproof. Graduate with a business plan, not a CV. And the quickest way to do that is to buff up your already obsolete university skill set with technology, a discipline with the lowest barriers to entry that you would possibly imagine. It’s all around you, beckoning you to harness it. All you have to do is reach.


“Techie Entrepreneurial Nigerian Talented (TENT), a Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) project, seeks to expose today’s Nigerian technology students to technology, business and leadership requirements for ICT innovation. The big vision is to help jumpstart the culture of innovation and enterprise in the mould of global technology brands which all began from the university halls of their young founders.”

Starting from 2012, PIN’s TENT gatherings have held in various parts of Nigeria, and are typically hosted in tertiary institutions. First in OAU in Ile Ife Osun State, then Lagos in 2012 and 2013 respectively. In 2014, PIN has facilitated South South and South East editions.

On September 17th and 18th , it will be the North Central’s turn. Interested participants in the TENT workshop from that region can apply here

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Bankole Oluwafemi Author

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