Ehizua Hub, a social enterprise and Africa’s first education and creative technology hub, has opened ‘Education and Creative Technology Hub’ in Lekki.
The hub aims at making online learning of creative technology programmes easily accessible in Nigeria and Africa through university admissions and scholarship, corporate accelerator programmes and global opportunities.
The admission programme facilitates university admissions, scholarship and online programme delivery for short programmes, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
The corporate accelerator programme and corporate venture capital (CVC) aim to provide a combination of education, investment, mentoring and networking for participants, providing support for start-ups (early-stage companies) or scaleup companies (companies that have found product/market fit) early-stage start-up companies through start-up capital, mentorship and office space.
While explaining the motivation behind setting up an education and creative hub in Lagos, the founder and CEO of Ehizua Hub, Matthias Ehizua, stated, “These beliefs drive the founding values of Ehizua Hub. Ehizua Hub also has skills-based training with the aim of making participants engage in skills-based and in-demand industry-focused training that can immediately be applied in a job.
He added, “Examples of creative technology that the upskill training programme 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 guests on a virtual tour, Ehizua Hub Manager, 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.”