UCT ranked most productive African school on Forbes entrepreneurs list

UCT ranked most productive African school on Forbes entrepreneurs list

- The University of Cape Town and Makere led while the University of Nairobi came fourth on the list compiled by Forbes

- UNILAG ranked third as one of the universities that are most productive in teaching entrepreneurial skills in Africa

- UNILAG has reacted to the ranking, saying it wants to remind everyone of its mandate to produce creative students

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The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has been ranked as the third most productive school in teaching entrepreneurial skills in Africa.

In a Forbes report titled If You Want To Start A Tech-Company In Africa, Go To College, the university was considered as the powerhouse of Nigeria, The Nation reports.

On the list, the University of Cape Town (UCT) led in the ranking, while the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and Stellenbosch University followed in the fourth and fifth positions.

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A photo showing the entrance of UNILAG. Photo source:The Guardian

A photo showing the entrance of UNILAG. Photo source:The Guardian
Source: UGC

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Among the things the analytical report looked at was education; where and what the entrepreneurs studied and the level of education they achieved.

The report noted that having at least a bachelor’s degree is important for a startup to survive in Africa.

UNILAG has reacted to the ranking with gratitude as it reminded all of its aim to keep churning out creative thinkers from the institution.

Meanwhile, former President Thabo Mbeki has joined the list of former heads of states who have spoken out about the murder of George Floyd.

Mbeki said: "The response we have witnessed in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing in the United States is a reflection of pent-up feelings of frustration at the persistence of racism and that black lives have not mattered in that country."

Mbeki indicated that there is an urgent need for the criminal justice system in the US to be reformed and reaffirmed that the problem of the colour line, first given prominence by civil rights activist WEB du Bois in 1990, remained a challenge in the 21st century.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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