Ehizua Hub, a social enterprise and Africa’s number one Education and creative technology hub has officially opened first of its kind, Education and Creative Technology hub located in Lekki area of Lagos State Nigeria.
With the sole aim of making online learning of creative technology programs easily accessible in Nigeria and Africa through University Admissions and Scholarship, Corporate accelerator Programs and Global opportunities.
The University admission program aims at facilitating Universities admissions, Scholarship and online program delivery for short programs, undergraduate programs and post graduate programs.
The Corporate accelerator program and corporate venture capital (CVC) aim is to provide a combination of education, investment, mentoring and networking for participants, providing support for start-ups (early-stage companies) or scaleup company (companies that have found product/market fit) early-stage start-up companies through start-up capital, mentorship and office space.
The Global Opportunities Program prepares participants thoroughly with hands-on tools to help participants in securing a job by becoming an apprentice, intern, volunteer, employee or starting a business. The unit also provides employers in Nigeria and other countries where Ehizua has impacted the avenue to tap into the company’s rich resources.
The global opportunities program offers great benefits to employers such as Learning and Development strategies, Corporate Bootcamps, Upskilling programs and corporate technology projects through the company’s skilled-based platform, providing industry-focused and customized training to help attract and retain the right talents for businesses and corporate organizations. Employers can now be assured of continuous availability of suitable talents for long-term growth through Ehizua’s employment service option.
While explaining the motivation behind setting up an education and creative Hub office in Lagos, the Founder and CEO of Ehizua Hub, Mr. Matthias Ehizua, a renowned Edutech Professional with over 12 years’ experience helping young minds in Africa secure better education and job opportunities globally, stated that access to affordable quality education and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship are best way to achieve inclusive and equal education with enhanced graduate outcomes in Africa and beyond. These beliefs drive the founding values of Ehizua Hub.
Ehizua Hub also has a Skills-based training with the aim of making participants engage in skills-based and in- demand Industry-focused training that can immediately be applicable in a job. Examples of creative technology that the Upskill training program offers include multi-sensory experiences made using computer graphics, video production, digital cinematography, virtual reality, augmented reality, video editing, software engineering, new media art and internet art, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, CAD/CAM and wearable technology.
While taking the guests who attended the formal opening of the Ehizua Hub for a virtual and real time tour of the facilities, the Ehizua Hub manager, Mr Adenekan Adewole said “One of the highpoints for me is the fact that our facility is designed to help students experience real time classroom interaction from our Hub without having to travel abroad to have such, though you still have an option to travel abroad if you desire to. But from our studio, you can interact with your lecturers and classmates as though you were in the same location. Our creativity Hub studios boast of the best technical equipment and experienced managers”, he concluded.
A total of N3 million (naira) worth of scholarship were given out on the day to some of the attendees.
As an Education and Creative Technology Hub, The Ehizua Hub views the field of creative technology as helping to “disrupt” the way people today interact with computers, and usher in a more integrated, immersive experience.