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Archive for September, 2020

Junior Achievement Nigeria Celebrates Nigeria at 60

One of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) created by the United Nations is “Decent Work and Economic Growth”, and this goal was necessitated by the high global unemployment rate and lag in economic growth. As of the second quarter of this year, Nigeria was reported to have an unemployment rate

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Alumni Spotlight – Asa Asika

We are always proud of our alumni! One of such alumni is Asa Asika, Co-founder ThePlug Entertainment – a Nigerian Music Company and it operates as an independent music publishing, music licensing and entertainment company. Asa is a JA Company Program alum and he attested that JA Company Program taught

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Volunteer Spotlight: Iyanu Adams

Iyanu Adams is Product Manager and Front-End Developer who has consistently volunteered with JA Nigeria to implement its digital programs. What was your motivation for volunteering with JA Nigeria? My major motivation for volunteering with JA Nigeria is that I have always been looking for an existing platform doing social

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VCOY: 6 Students Companies to compete at NCOY Competition

In spite of school closures and limits on physical gatherings, we moved implementation of the Company program online and went on to hold the first-ever Virtual Company of the Year competition. The program concluded with six students’ companies being selected to compete at the National Company of the Year which

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LEAD Camp goes virtual for the first time ever

2020 has been a year full of 1,000,000’s and firsts for us at JAN. With the support of Union Bank, we held the first-ever virtual LEAD Camp and reached over 200 girls across the country. The over 200 young girls spent 5 days learning about Finance, Technology, Communicating with Confidence

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JA Africa Appoints Simi Nwogugu as CEO

The Board of Directors of JA Africa has announced the appointment of Simi Nwogugu as the new Chief Executive Officer of JA Africa, effective November 2020. Mrs. Nwogugu brings to her new role valuable entrepreneurship and consulting knowledge and 23 years of experience at JA—including as a volunteer, board member

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JA Nigeria holds Webinar to celebrate 20 Years of Company Program

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since we started running the flagship JA Company Program in Nigeria? To mark this huge milestone, we held a webinar on the Importance of Entrepreneurship Education in Schools which was proudly supported by the Citi Foundation. The webinar which was well attended featured

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To contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, the Federal Government of Nigeria announced the dismissal of students from school premises, starting on March 21, 2020. While many students were elated about the news, seeing it as an opportunity to buy more time to prepare for their upcoming exams,

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Register for Virtual Conference on Entrepreneurship

Junior Achievement Nigeria will be celebrating twenty years of the Company Program with its first virtual conference with the theme “The Need for Entrepreneurship Education in Nigerian Secondary Schools.” The conference will hold on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 on the Zoom platform. The virtual Conference is a 2-hour event focused

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