The Management of Bayelsa-based Hensard University, says its focus via learning, training, research and mentorship, is to produce global leaders, entrepreneurs, and champions of economic and social change for the good of society.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Dileep Kumar, said this in a statement in Toru-Orua and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said Hensard students at all levels of learning would be taught entrepreneurship and encouraged to become real entrepreneurs while in school, through exposure to practical involvement in running, overseeing and management of businesses in their chosen fields.
According to him, the students, while undertaking their entrepreneurial study, will be under the guidance and mentorship of the school authorities.
He said the unique international, industrial, advisory boards and linkages available to the school, would help to facilitate effective mentorship, to avail students with current knowledge for them to become global citizens.
The vice chancellor said Hensard University was committed to its vision and mission of comprehensive development of the human being, impact society in a transformational way locally, nationally, and worldwide.
The school, he said, was also committed to transforming students through innovative teaching and entrepreneurial involvements promoting life-long learning.
“It strives for the highest standards in academics, research and innovation, but it places emphases on character, morality, and spirituality without which academic qualification or life, by Hensard University standards, is incomplete.”
According to Prof. Kumar, the school is ultimately targeted at producing ethical students and leaders with sound personality, character, enduring emotions, and sound intellect for better service to society.
“The school encourages research and development for the progress of society and inclusive sustainable development,” the vice chancellor said.
According to him, the school is also poised to collaborate with prestigious national and international institutions to share ground-breaking research, teaching and learning experiences.
He said this was to encourage research and development for the progress of society and inclusive sustainable development.
According to the professor, the university is Bayelsa’s first private institution licensed by the Federal Government.
“Sen. Seriake Dickson, Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, Hensard University was founded through the Henry Seriake Dickson Foundation, as a special institution to drive entrepreneurship.
Hensard will, through leadership, skills maximisation and knowledge, create a new generation of leaders with the requisite character and passion to improve the society.
“Hensard is established to pursue academic excellence, character formation, discipline and commitment to service.”
Its founding vision is to bridge the gaps between academic certification, leadership and skills development and practical industrial application of knowledge for society’s development,” he said.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria