By Ese Obote-Ogwu
Delta State Commissioner for Youth Development, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyenga, has said the Community Business School (CBS), is a vital business life skill, geared towards developing entrepreneurial drive, leadership capacity, business ethics and financial management.
Egwunyenga said the CBS, an implant of the Rural Youth Skill Acquisition Program (RYSA) is designed to impact in the trainees of RYSA.
The commissioner revealed this when he had an interactive session with the facilitators of the Community Business School (CBS), drawn from different professional fields to impact knowledge to the beneficiaries of the RYSA program.
He stated that CBS was one of the most important parts of the RYSA and also distinguishes RYSA program from other empowerment programs.
Egwunyenga enjoined the facilitators to be selfless in the course of impacting knowledge and hamped on the need to create a healthy student-teacher relationship with the trainees.
The youth development commissioner, encouraged the experienced facilitators to synergise with the new facilitators, by way of sharing their different experiences.
He emphasized on the need for them to be active on the different social media handles, be flexible while dealing with the youths and establish a free flow of communication.
In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth Development, Ms Ngozi Mogbolu, urged the instructors to work together to achieve the best, as well as work in tandem with the principles of the ministry.
The high point of the interactive session was the issuing of engagement letters to the facilitators.