The YES programme has produced some extraordinary numbers: in a six-week period, over 350,000 resources downloaded by 3500 young participants, who contributed 4,000 course and academy posts and 10,000 likes or acknowledgements of the contributions of others. AMI provided the online component of this very ambitious programme with our partner the Enterprise Development Centre in Lagos, sponsored by the Bank of Industry.  Online-only courses worldwide have a completion rate below 10%; but these keen young people have recorded completion rates between 75% and 85%!

AMI and Enterprise Development Centre(EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos have launched the online learning academy supporting the Nigeria Bank of Industry’s Youth Enterprise Support Programme (YES-P). The twelve week programme will be run in 2 cohorts of 3,500 young entrepreneurs each who will be given the opportunity to learn from AMI’s library of management and entrepreneurship courses. The online learning component of YES-P kicked off in June and will run through November, 2016.

The Youth Enterprise Support Programme (YES Programme) is the Nigeria Bank of Industry (BOI)’s initiative aimed at addressing the growing challenge of youth unemployment in Nigeria by providing entrepreneurship education and funding to aspiring entrepreneurs.

The objective of the YES programme is to equip young people with the requisite skills and knowledge  needed to be self-employed by starting and managing their own businesses. Participants are drawn from young ambitious entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 years with representation from all states and regions across the country……

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