15 Varsities, 200,000 Students to Benefit from AAI Campus Tour

Sunday Ehigiator

No fewer than 200,000 students across 15 universities across Africa are set to benefit from the Akin Akinpelu International (AAI) ‘Street2Forbes’ campus tour aimed at providing mentorship, direction, and support for all participating students.

The tour which was instituted by an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Dr Akin Akinpelu is scheduled to take off at Bells University, Otta, on April 13, 2024.

The event also coincided with the unveiling of Akinpelu’s latest book titled: ‘The Street to Forbes’.

Speaking at a press conference held to announce the tour, Akinpelu noted that, during the campus tour, the students will be provided with information, leverage and the required attitude needed to overcome the challenges of life.

He added that the programme will also help them realise how to seize opportunities with undying and unyielding determination through a series of carefully chosen courses, interactive sessions, and emotional conversations.

“Some of the universities to be visited during the tour include: The Bells University, Ota; Covenant University, Ota; Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo; University of Lagos, Akoka; University of Ilorin and Ashesi University, Ghana, amongst others.

“We want to encourage the rise of a new generation of young people in Africa. And we just don’t want to hold this to ourselves and just be talking. We are backing it up with an action. And what is the action? We want to go into the schools to be able to impact the generation.

“You are going to find the highest level of young people in the schools, people who are thinking forward and future thinking. So, it’s a good ground to be able to build and inspire and help them to get better.

“We chose to kick off this project from the university because there is already a conditioned atmosphere that can almost imbibe them to embrace knowledge at the cutting edge level.

 “And this is why we decided to go on an impact tour, which is called ‘From the Street to Forbes’. And the reason is because we are telling every young person in Africa that you can be great, you can rise,” he said.

He added that the personal effort is an expression of his unwavering commitment to empowering African children to realise their full potential.
“And I’m honoured to be the initiative’s leader as we set out on this life-changing adventure. We’re going to be visiting quite several universities in Africa, maybe about 10 in West Africa and five outside West Africa, including East Africa.

“ And this is going to start exactly from April 13, 2024, which is just less than a month from now. It has the core goal of educating, empowering, encouraging, and inspiring African children.

“So, we set out with this single goal in mind to kindle in each participant a spark of ambition and resilience. I do this with strong passion and strong dedication and with a firm confidence in the limitless potential of our African children,” he explained.

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