A Nigerian fintech investment company, Venture Garden Group (VGG), has offered free mentorship opportunities to five deserving undergraduates of the Bells University of Technology, Ota in Ogun.
Its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Bunmi Akinyemiju, made this known while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Lagos.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the benefiting students are: David Ameh-Omale, Damilare Olobatoke, Benjamin Ugochukwu, Victor Ndubuisi and Stephen Ogunsola.
Akinyemiju said the offer was in fulfilment of a promise made recently at the university during its 2019 Science and Technology Colloquium.
He said: “We believe that the most important education begins beyond the four walls of a school.
“That is why our mentorship programme was designed for recent graduates to give them a push in the right direction and offer them an avenue to harness and develop their raw potential.
“The selected students convey the passion and drive we look out for at the Venture Garden.
“We are delighted that they will be embarking on this all-important programme designed to make them valuable human capital assets to the country.”
Akinyemiju said he had emphasised the importance of on-the-job experience for undergraduates looking to shape the future of fintech while speaking at the colloquium.
“Our immersive programme will challenge, inspire, guide and enable these individuals to become innovative in areas they have chosen to apply themselves or seek new areas where their skill may be better utilised.
“While they complete their final year in university, they are invited to join our remote internship platform and visit our office, Vibranium Valley for a tour,” he added.
Edited by Olagoke Olatoye