CEDS introduces more Vocations, Plans Expansion
Covenant University Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies (CEDS) has introduced 14 additional vocations to the existing 22. Consequently, the Centre now offers 36 vocations in various fields.
The Centre is also making plans to begin production of four new products in commercial quantities under the CEDS Extension and Expansion Programme.
The Director of the Centre, Dr. Chinonye Moses said there was the need for the introduction of the new vocations to expand the scope of training, particularly in the Science-related areas. She added that the Centre is working in conjunction with some departments in the University to achieve the expansion drive.
Dr. Moses hinted that the Centre would introduce some new products and expand the old ones into to be able to meet the level of demand from the clientele base.
The newly introduced vocations are: Basic Mechanical Work; Wood Works; Horticulture and Landscaping; Paint making; Basic Electrical Work; Barbing as well as Entertainment and Creative Entrepreneurship.
Others are: Shoe-making; Computer Repairs and Maintenance; Software Development; Basic Plumbing Works; Nylon and Poly bags making; Tiling and Basic Civil Engineering Works; Art Design and Painting; Plastic Production and Food Processing.
Entrepreneurial Development Studies (EDS) is one of the unique programmes pioneered by Covenant University, which has been adopted by National Universities Commission (NUC), the apex regulatory body in charge of university education in Nigeria.
It was introduced by the University to equip her graduates in order to become employers of labour rather than being job-seekers after graduation. It is a compulsory programme for all students of Covenant University at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.