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The Center for Entrepreneurship Development and Vocational Studies (CEDVS) is made up of four units:

 

i.                    ACADEMIC PROGRAMME UNIT

 

This unit is responsible for the supervision of all CEDVS courses and curriculum. In addition, it’s in charge of training programmes, workshops, seminars, train the trainers workshop (skill/trade) etc. Each unit is expected to carry out in-house training workshop for facilitators and trainers in collaboration with the skills and enterprise unit.

 

The Entrepreneurship Education made compulsory by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) as a prerequisite for accreditation of all programmes  involves students of polytechnics at all levels (i.e ND I, ND II, HND I & HND II).

 

The entrepreneurship education is divided into three parts, namely:

 

-Business plan and feasibility report

 

- Practical

 

-Theory/ Exam (Computer Based Examination)

 

The required Entrepreneurship Education courses approved by NBTE for first semester are shown below:

 

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

UNIT

EEd 116

Introduction to Entrepreneurship        

ND I

2

EEd 216

Practice of Entrepreneurship

ND II

2

EEd 316

Entrepreneurship Development I

HND I

2

EEd 416

Entrepreneurship Development II

HND II

2

 

 

 

ii.                  SKILLS ACQUISITION UNIT

 

This unit organizes and trains staff, students and the Ekiti state community on various skills available within the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Vocational Studies which includes:

 

1.      Aquaculture (Fish Farming) Unit

 

2.      Apiculture (Bee keeping and Honey Production) Unit

 

3.      Snailry Unit

 

4.      Tie and Dye / Batik Unit

 

5.      Crop Production Unit

 

6.      Poultry Unit

 

7.      Simple Electrical Gadget Unit

 

8.      Welding and Fabrication Unit

 

9.      Ceramics, Arts and Crafts Unit

 

10.  Bakery and Confectionery Unit

 

11.  ICT  Unit  

 

12.  Hospitality and Events Management Unit

 

13.  Fashion Design Unit

 

14.  Furniture & Carpentry Unit

 

15.  Farm Unit

 

Plan is in progress to introduce other skill/trades such as

 

1.                                                                        Block moulding and allied products

 

2.                                                                        Mushroom production and processing

 

3.                                                                        Shoe and leather works

 

4.                                                                        Printing technology

 

5.                                                                        Music and dancing

 

6.                                                                        Photography

 

7.                                                                        Food processing

 

8.                                                                        Hair dressing/stylist

 

These skills fall under the following Skill Acquisition courses for second semester as shown below:

 

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

LEVEL

UNIT

EEd 126

Skill Acquisition I

ND I / ND II

2

EEd 226

Skill Acquisition II

ND II / ND III

2

EEd 326

Skill Acquisition III

HND I / HND II

2

EEd 426

Skill Acquisition IV

HND II / HND III

2

 

 

 

iii.                ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT UNIT

 

This unit is responsible for the supervision of all CEDVS Enterprise/Ventures such as:

 

Aquaculture (Fish Farming), Apiculture (Bee keeping and Honey Production), Snailry, Tie and Dye / Batik, Crop Production, Poultry production, Simple Electrical Gadget, Welding and Fabrication, Ceramics, Arts and Crafts, Bakery and Confectionery, ICT, Hospitality and Events Management, Fashion Design, Furniture & Carpentry, Farm Unit. In addition, it is responsible for monitoring profitability of each skill and enterprise venture at the centre. The unit facilitates cost benefit analysis of new and existing skill/trade ventures/enterprise, monitor students and recommend setting them up at the proposed enterprise village. It also ensures that each unit skill/trade carryout in-house training workshops for their facilitators and trainers in conjunction with the skills acquisition unit and academic unit of the centre. The monthly report of each unit is channeled to the director through this unit as well.

 

 

 

 

 

iv.                                  WORK STUDY SCHEME / MARKETING UNIT

 

This unit organizes work place for students within the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Vocational Studies and the polytechnic community to encourage them in earning little income in addition to their upkeep allowances. The unit also manages the marketing outlet, car wash, Auto alignment and servicing unit of the centre.

 

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