Updated: May 2, 2020
I am Aisha Adamu, The CEO of Teen Tycoons Preparatory Academy.
I want to tell the story of how I got here. I must begin by saying when it comes to Job searching, I was fortunate from the onset. After I concluded my mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) I was never unemployed. I secured my first job right after I finished NYSC with the voice of America English service as a free-lance reporter. I then moved to Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) where I spent about two years as a continuity announcer. After NTA, I joined MTN Nigeria Ltd, where I spent 13 years serving in different units.
All went well until I resumed Maternity leave in 2014 and was moved from Kaduna state to Abuja. My new baby and I were unable to deal with the shuttling burden so I resigned.
For the first time in my life, unemployment starred me in the face. It was a scary feeling. I then set up a family themed playground and jumped into entrepreneurship ill prepared with the right skills & knowledge, naturally I made some very costly mistakes which caused me emotional and financial stress.
This experience made me see the value of acquiring entrepreneurial skills regardless of what path one chooses.
The desire to teach entrepreneurship, gave birth to Teen Tycoons Preparatory Academy, the first Primary school in Kaduna State, Nigeria that blends a robust Academic & Entrepreneurship curriculum.
I believe that entrepreneurship skills and academic excellence both play a critical role in making a child stand out in a highly competitive world and job market