The Choice – Tekedia Atlantic University (TAU)

The Choice – Tekedia Atlantic University (TAU)

Good People, we’re working at elevating Tekedia Institute to a full university. After the voting in LinkedIn, we are going with Tekedia Atlantic University (TAU). TAU will serve the world with a vision “to discover and make scholars noble, bright and useful”. “Tekedia” represents the new world, anchored on the promises of tomorrow. “Atlantic” connects the nativity of Africa’s deep knowledge wealth – like the oceans, knowledge will abound in this university, to inspire and advance people, communities and nations.

Our aspiration is that TAU will prepare scholars to cushion the RISE Of ALL, and not just a few, with dignity, honour and service, where unconstrained individual excellence will unleash unbounded opportunities and abundance in communities.

It will be a hybrid university in our licensing structure. There will be a physical campus but with a big online component. Our vision is to have a “farm” where startups will make homes just as MIT does in America. When I worked in Analog Devices in the Boston area, I was inspired that the company was situated inside a university (MIT). I was the global lead ASIC designer and engineered a generation-accelerometer used in the iPhone. When I moved to Carnegie Mellon University, I was inspired that Uber, etc literally have offices within the university. TAU will mirror those models; companies will live in our campus.

  1. Register for Tekedia Mini-MBA (Feb 6 – May 6 2023) here. Discounted price is N60,000 or $140 by Jan 26; price rises afterwards.
  2. Join Tekedia Capital Syndicate and own a piece of Africa’s finest startups here.

Our sister company, Tekedia Capital, which invests in startups will provide a vehicle to build those assets; we have invested in more than 60 companies in 4 continents. We will have invested endowments so that school fees will not be the main source of revenue. I want to see our investments in innovations cushion our capacity to be relevant.  I am very excited on the promises of the #future. And together, we RISE!

Name Choice

We think TAU is better than Tekedia University (it adds “maturity” to the name) and First Atlantic University (it is more differentiated and retains our Tekedia Institute native brand). Thanks everyone for the inputs.

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Good People, we are planning Phase 2 of our school. And I want to reach out to our community as we begin the playbook. Between these two names, which one would you prefer to have on your certificate:

  • #1 Tekedia University
  • #2 First Atlantic University
  • # Tekedia Atlantic University

In other words, what sounds great to reflect the nativity of a school that would become a temple for the mastery of Africa’s entrepreneurial capitalism, technical know-how, scientific excellence, etc under a vision: “to discover and make scholars noble, bright, and useful”.

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Comment: The name is perfect! My question is would there be an online classroom for people who can’t travel down? Really interested in this

My ResponseYes, It will be a hybrid university in our licensing structure. There will be a physical campus but with a big online component. Our vision is to have a “farm” where startups will make home just as MIT does. When I worked in Analog Devices in the Boston area, I was inspired that the company was situated inside MIT. That design inspired me throughout my time in ADI. When I moved to Carnegie Mellon University, I was inspired that Uber, etc literally have offices in the school. TAU will mirror those models. 

Our sister company, Tekedia Capital, which invests in startups will ramp up the process. We also want to have invested endowments so that school fees will not be the main source of revenue. I want to see our investments in innovations cushion our capacity to be relevant.

 

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19 thoughts on “The Choice – Tekedia Atlantic University (TAU)

  1. I can support by volunteering my Public Health Safety Skills to startups businesses to find the educational cost of running TAU.

    For online programs, startups around the world that has online project,data projects and branches can take up students workers to recoup costn9f education with labour exchange services if they can’t all be physically present for studies.

    I want Environmental Health Studies programs which it’s curriculum will he developed to.provude skills that prepared us for development amidst environmentally dynamic global environment,climate challenges and human adaptation strategies to climate,social,environmental and energy challenges.

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  2. I am with Tekedia University because of this model you have unveiled today. I got thoughts of this when I came to the US and saw the relationship between the business school and all the big industries and businesses in the city. I will invest in Tekedia University with whatever I have as a matter of principle. It’s a cause I will like to support.

    Our education system excludes many talented individuals because they do not have the means. There are many who will be willing to work and school but such works are not available. Our students will be able to responsibly see themselves through school with their shoulders up no matter their background. The benefits of this model are legion.

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  3. NICHOLAS NGMENANAAH MUUZOLEEH · Edit

    I am a a math and finance enthusiast having degrees in Actuarial Science and Mathematics and also completing the CFA L3 exam.
    What can I offer to such an institution? How much will I need to have before I begin this encounter?

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  4. Nicholas Ngmenanaah Muuzoleeh · Edit

    I also will want to offer free service in entry level in a financial analyst role or a quant.
    Let me know if there are any opportunities.

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  5. Make it also Online
    The world has metamorphosed into a virtual village

    so let’s do this

    Courses:
    1. BSc Cyber Security
    2. BSC Software Development & Management
    3. BSc Strategic Management
    4. BSc Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studues
    5. BSc Blockchain Management and Finacial Management
    6. BSc. Social & Civil Management
    7. BSc Governance and Corporate Management
    8. BSc Financial Technology
    9. BSc People Management and Organisational Planning
    10. BSc Aviation Operations and Management
    11. BSc. Security & Operational Management

    These are a few of the courses , in my thoughts, that would add value

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    1. Make it also Online
      The world has metamorphosed into a virtual village

      so let’s do this

      Courses:
      1. BSc Cyber Security
      2. BSC Software Development & Management
      3. BSc Strategic Management
      4. BSc Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studues
      5. BSc Blockchain Management and Finacial Management
      6. BSc. Social & Civil Management
      7. BSc Governance and Corporate Management
      8. BSc Financial Technology
      9. BSc People Management and Organisational Planning
      10. BSc Aviation Operations and Management
      11. BSc. Security & Operational Management

      These are a few of the courses , in my thoughts, that would add value

      Reply
    2. Make it also Online
      The world has metamorphosed into a virtual village

      so let’s do this

      Courses:
      1. BSc Cyber Security
      2. BSC Software Development & Management
      3. BSc Strategic Management
      4. BSc Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studues
      5. BSc Blockchain Management and Finacial Management
      6. BSc. Social & Civil Management
      7. BSc Governance and Corporate Management
      8. BSc Financial Technology
      9. BSc People Management and Organisational Planning
      10. BSc Aviation Operations and Management
      11. BSc. Security & Operational Management

      These are a few of the courses , in my thoughts, that would add value

      Reply
  6. My name is Ahmed Ahmadu Umar (Vokna) having a degrees in Architecture from Nigeria.
    What can I offer to such an institution? How much will I need to have before I begin this encounter to Join Masters in Architecture?

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  7. Prof., TAU is the best match for this venture.

    Meanwhile, I am working on bringing in a robust emergency system to Nigeria and to Africa at larger where issues of fire, flood, accidents, etc will be showcased and rescue plans designed from the grassroot through students of different faculties.

    Tekedia Atlantic University would be a better vehicle to carry this awareness to our people.

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  8. Can you also start by bringing in HND-BSc. conversion programme for most of us in Nigeria who are still battling with the academic maginalization where HND is still seen globally as nothing close to BSc.

    I have HND in Quantity Surveying. Can TAU be of help in any way?

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  9. Oluwadamilare Odu-Onikosi · Edit

    Prof. This is excellent. TAU seems most compelling to me.

    Project Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are my forte

    I am currently a PhD Student in Project Management and with plans of earning my PMP Certifications soonest.

    I’d love to volunteer my skills as a Lecturer in any of these disciplines

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  10. I am an Engineer with a Postgraduate Degree in Project Management. I have successfully managed several projects in the oil and gas industry. I will be willing to offer my expertise in Project Management as I have got hands-on experience with projects. The TAU should offer Project Management and Strategic Management because these are skills needed for development and management.

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