CU Visits Industrial Centre, Discusses Possible Collaboration
In a bid to further expand its scope and collaborate with other like-minded institutions, the Committee for Covenant University Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies (CEDS) on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 visited the Industrial Development Centre (IDC), Lagos.
On hand to receive the Committee members led by the Chairperson, Dr. Chinonye Love Moses were the State Coordinator of the Centre, Mrs. Chinyere Nwoke and her team.
Dr. Chinonye Moses stated that the purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with the activities at the IDC, which is a unit of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), as well as discover possible areas where both institutions can collaborate.
Dr. Moses, who is also the Director of Covenant University’s CEDS, expressed the willingness of the University to be involved in the capacity building of staff and other entrepreneurs at the IDC.
She explained that the University pioneered and introduced Entrepreneurial Studies into the universities curriculum and had trained individuals as well as personnel from other higher institutions.
Therefore, on behalf of the Covenant University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, she extended an invitation to the Centre to be part of the forthcoming University/Industry Partnership Luncheon.
In her remarks, the State Coordinator of the IDS, Mrs. Chinyere Nwoke, explained that the activities of the Centre include training as well as establishing and mentoring young entrepreneurs in any field across the nation. She added that they also assist the entrepreneurs to register their products with regulatory agencies.
Mrs. Nwoke was glad that the University started the EDS programme in higher education in the country and noted that entrepreneurship is what the country needs to grow like the developed nations. She advised that the government should provide enabling environment in order to produce quality products that would compete with others around the world.
The State Coordinator also expressed the desire of the Centre to collaborate with the University in any area. She then conducted the members of the Committee round the facilities available at the Centre.
Other members of the Committee on the visit were Dr. Omotayo Adegbuyi, Dr. Mosunmola Akinbode, Dr. Akintunde Ajagbe, Mr. Edwin Agbaike, Mr. Fred Peter, Mr. Ayo Ajayi and Mrs. Segilola