Students of the Kaduna Polytechnic (KADPOLY), Kaduna, have emerged Nigeria’s representatives at the forthcoming Enactus World Cup 2015, holding in South Africa, after winning the Enactus Nigeria 2015 Championship.
In the final contest held in Lagos on Thursday, Kaduna Polytechnic students defeated their counterparts from the University of Agriculture, Markurdi, Benue State to the second position. The third position went to the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
The contest, which centred on “Enabling progress”, allowed the participants to highlight the impact of Enactus in different parts of the country.
The initiative challenges students to proffer solutions to the socio-economic challenges in their host communities and neighbourhood.
Meanwhile, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr, James Entwistle, has called for a better collaboration between the government and the private sector.
Such a partnership, Entwistle said, would help to create a robust economy. He stated this just as he urged Nigerian youths to help to promote good governance and accountability.
While addressing education stakeholders and participants at the competition, the envoy said, “Young people are at the heart of many of today’s great strategic challenges, from rebuilding the global economy to combating violent extremism to building sustainable democracies. Nigerian youths need to be at the forefront to ensure that merit and substance are the deciding factors in electoral politics and that good governance becomes the clarion call of accountability.
“High standard of service and excellence in execution should be your watchword. I encourage you all to fully exploit your creative abilities and to dream big and forge ahead with these dreams for a better and brighter future.”
Hailing the organisers, the Enactus Nigeria, the envoy said the competition would help Nigerian students to channel their energies to creating community development projects.