Published by Ruth Ekwere on

Student Leaders Training and Tournament (SLEDT) is a training that was birthed from feeling the needs of student leaders. Seeing the trend that one time student leaders become country leaders, there exist a need to invest intentionally in training and developing to-be  country leaders. For a long time, Student Leaders have been branded as lousy, and seen as thugs thereby losing the essence of leadership. We saw this problem and decided to bring a solution – SLEDT.

SLEDT brings together student leaders from across the nation to defend their tenure on seven cardinal points called VCAAPPS; VISION, CONTINUITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AGRIBUSSINES, PEACE, PRODUCTIVITY, SUSTAINABILITY. And also give them training using seasoned facilitators in different spheres of leadership.

We have had 3 editions of SLEDT. Earlier this year in June the last edition of SLEDT was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library(OOPL) where the Ibrahim Bademosi University emerged winner.

This picture shows participants of Sledt 2018 with President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Student Union Presidents At SLEDT 2018

Amazingly, during our training at Rwanda with the World Agroforestry Centre and Vi-Agroforestry, we connected with some Mandela Washington fellows who share a similar vision like we do for Nigerian students leaders. Together, we put up a two day session of training with one of the higher Institutions in Rwanda, Akhila Institute, which was sponsored by the American embassy in Rwanda. The training was a huge success and we saw the need for its continuity not just in Rwanda but the rest of Africa.

This  picture shows Titilayo Kings adressing Student leaders at SLEDT Rwanda 2018

Titilayo Kings adressing students at Student Leaders Training and Tournament Rwanda, 2018

Good leadership is crucial for the growth of our dear nation and continent. And knowing that this problem is not peculiar to Nigeria alone we are glad to bring this transforming and impactful  training to the rest of African Universities. We envision a time where we would have a pool of trained leaders who are prepared and equipped to take on the mantle of leadership in which ever capacity they so desire.


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