Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) Programme

STEP stands for Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion, and it originated from a collaboration between Makerere University Business School in Uganda and Leuphana University in Germany. Over time, STEP has established partnerships with various universities and vocational training institutes in South Korea, Southern Africa, and East Africa. Notably, its association with Godfrey Okoye University marks a pioneering initiative in West Africa and Nigeria.


Pictures from our last event.


The decision to introduce STEP at Godfrey Okoye University was driven by the visionary leadership of Prof. Christian Anieke, the Vice Chancellor. Recognizing the program’s potential, he collaborated with Ms. Meggy Kantert, the university’s international liaison officer, to establish ties with the German government, facilitating the implementation of this significant program. The primary purpose of STEP is to equip students with essential entrepreneurial training, enabling them to either launch their ventures upon graduation or possess a competitive edge and employability skills in the job market. The central objective of STEP is to empower young individuals with the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue entrepreneurial careers. What sets STEP apart from other entrepreneurship training programs is its adherence to the highest scientific standards. The program is action-based, grounded in evidence, and tailored to address local needs and challenges.

Notably, the implementation of STEP at Godfrey Okoye University has yielded remarkable results over the past four years. Numerous current students and alumni have officially registered and established their own businesses, attesting to the program’s effectiveness in fostering entrepreneurial ventures and success.



Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) TRAINERS