As part of efforts to invest in the next generation of leaders, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ibadan has concluded an academy to develop the capacity and values of school prefects drawn from public secondary schools across the 11 Local Governments in Ibadan. No fewer than 250 Oyo secondary school students participated in this year’s leadership academy.

The project known as the Muyiwa Bamgbose Academy, named after Pastor Muyiwa Bamgbose, a JCI Senator who was 1984 President of JCI Ibadan, held between 9th and 14th August 2021 at Government College Apata, Ibadan.

JCI MBA is a leadership bootcamp set aside for the training of School prefects on modules on Leadership, Capacity building, Civic responsibility, Volunteering, Academic excellence, Business development and Financial literacy. In addition, participants went through vocational training in selected skills such as Graphics Design, Card Production, 3D Wall Panel installation, Shoe-making and Heliculture.

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In his address titled “What starts here changes the world” delivered at the closing ceremony of the leadership bootcamp, JCI Ibadan President Adeola Adelabu charged the scholars to hold on to the right values, defend them and replicate same among their peers and other schoolmates

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The Academy, which has held annually since 2016 with the support of the Educational Advancement Centre and our other partners, has trained over 1,500 scholars till date, and gone further to provide A-level scholarship for the brilliant ones among them.

Dignitaries at the closing ceremony included the Honouree, JCI Senator Muyiwa Bamgbose, Chairman of TESCOM, Pastor Akinade Alamu; Representative of the Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; National Vice President of JCI, Oluwafemi Marquis and other JCI Senators and Ambassadors

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