CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND VOCATIONAL STUDY
With high unemployment, public sector retrenchment, downsizing in corporations and other restructuring programmes now in full swing in the country, self-employment and small enterprise promotion are presently high on the agenda of virtually every Polytechnic and Monotechnic in Nigeria.
Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Vocational Studies (CEDVS) was established to prepare students to be proactive, flexible and able to adapt to the changing demands of the modern economy. Entrepreneurship education policy and programmes have been developed over the past few years to assist polytechnics in responding to this great challenge.
Eng. A.A Jimoh (Director CEDVS)
Dip. (Larenstein, Netherlands) C. Equip.Director
(Chief Lecturer) Maint., Nitro- Dip. Computer for Agric, CEDVS
Devpt. (London), M.Sc. Cranfield, UK. MlAgrE, MNIAE, MNSE, COREN Regd Engr.
The Centre through its Entrepreneurship Education is learning directed towards developing in our students those skills, competencies, understandings, and attributes which will equip them to be inno- vative, and to identify, create, initiate, and successfully manage
personal, community, business, and work opportunities, including working for themselves. Undertaking Entrepreneurship education in the Polytechnic encourages the development of skills and attributes that employers are looking for, such as teamwork., commitment and flexibility. It will also help to develop in students a realistic knowledge and understanding of business and working life.