Entrepreneurial Development

Introduction
The Centre For Entrepreneurial Development, Federal University of Lafia was created in February, 2012 as part of the NUC benchmark for minimum academic requirement with the sole aim of bridging the gap of growing unemployment in the country as well as creating job and wealth creators than job seekers. The aim of integrating entrepreneurship studies into university education is to empower graduates, irrespective of their area of specialization with skills that will equip them to be self-reliant and engage in income generating ventures. Entrepreneurship training calls for the development of both multi-disciplinary skills and non-traditional business skills At 200-level the students undertake the introductory aspects of the course with course code ESP 221 (Introduction to Entrepreneurship Studies 1) and in 300-level the students undertake the practical aspect with course code ESP 311 (Introduction to Entrepreneurship Studies 11). ESP 311 has 60 % examination based and 40 % practical aspect. At this stage the students will be grouped into various syndicate groups and sub-syndicate groups and will undergo practical training in various skills acquisition for a minimum period of 6 weeks and maximum period of 8 weeks. Furthermore, the Centre teaches at postgraduate level ESP 721 for Post Graduate Diploma, ESP 832 for Master Degree Students and ESP 921 for Doctoral candidate
Vision
To be a leading technology-driven entrepreneurship Centre of creativity and innovation for job creation
Mission
To train graduates and equipping them with life long and business management skills for socio-economic development.
Core Values
Integrity, Innovation and Excellence
Director's Profile
David B. Ugal is a Professor of Sociology specializing in Demography and Population Studies. He is a dedicated and passionate lecturer with over twenty years of experience in delivering engaging and interactive lectures. He committed to creating a positive learning environment and promoting student success through effective teaching techniques. Developed and delivered engaging lectures on [subject] to undergraduate students, fostering a dynamic and interactive learning environment. He has conducted in-depth researches and published findings in reputable academic journals, demonstrating a strong commitment to knowledge dissemination and scholarship. He designed and implemented innovative assessment methods, including group projects and presentations, to enhance student learning outcomes and promote critical thinking skills. He has mentored and supervised graduate students, providing guidance and support in their research projects, resulting in several successful thesis defenses and publications. He has engaged in strategic planning initiatives, resulting in an increase in the efficiency in the Centre and has developed and implemented comprehensive training programmes, resulting in improvement in student’s employability. Led a cross-functional teams to successfully launch multiple product lines, resulting in increase in the visibility of the Centre. Streamlined business processes by leveraging technology, leading to improvement in efficiency.
Strategic Objectives
The objectives of the Centre are to: I. Create an enabling environment for the University to ensure a technology-driven economy through the establishment of a skill-based curriculum, designed to boost entrepreneurship development. II. Create an enabling environment that will facilitate a change of public perception from present consumer-driven economic attitude to producer-driven attitude. III. Facilitate the acquisition of life skills in business development and management such as: communication, networking, leadership, teamwork, self-esteem, goal-setting, time management and mentoring. IV. Facilitate the development of business management skills such as: planning, negotiation, marketing, innovation, venture launch, managing growth, financing, performance management and evaluation. V. Apply innovative strategies for increased output to meet with increasing population demand VI. Adoption of approach that would address challenging technology development gap
Strategic Direction
The objectives of the Centre are to: I. Create an enabling environment for the University to ensure a technology-driven economy through the establishment of a skill-based curriculum, designed to boost entrepreneurship development. II. Create an enabling environment that will facilitate a change of public perception from present consumer-driven economic attitude to producer-driven attitude. III. Facilitate the acquisition of life skills in business development and management such as: communication, networking, leadership, teamwork, self-esteem, goal-setting, time management and mentoring. IV. Facilitate the development of business management skills such as: planning, negotiation, marketing, innovation, venture launch, managing growth, financing, performance management and evaluation. V. Apply innovative strategies for increased output to meet with increasing population demand VI. Adoption of approach that would address challenging technology development gap
Strength
i. Favourable NUC/University policy for the Centre ii. Competent and committed personnel for life/ vocational skills training iii. Improved techniques in skills straining iv. Staff of the Centre are open to learning new ideas v. Cordial working relationship with Faculties and Departments vi. Improved learning facilities for learners vii. University Technology competence (ICT)

Director

Prof. David B. Ugal

Prof. David B. Ugal

Director

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Our Units

The Centre has 6 Units namely

Administrative Unit

Training Unit

Business Unit

Examination & Record Unit

Research and Innovation Unit

Catering Services Unit

List of Practical Skills

S/N SKILLS/PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
1 3d Installation Installation of wall murals
2 Bead Straining Bead design for attires and decoration
3 Bed Sheet (Throw-Pillows) Bed spread and fancy cushions pillows –
4 Catering Services Production of different local and foreign dishes
5 CCTV Installation Installation of security cameras
6 Computer Maintenance and Software Installation Maintenance of computers and software engineering.
7 Confectionary Production of all forms of pastries and cakes for commercial and consumption
8 Decoration & Event Management Decoration of occasion venue
9 Detergent (Liquid soap, bar soap, air freshener etc.) Production of all forms of detergent for household use
10 DSTV Installation Installation of DSTV
11 Entertainment Dancing, video editing and directing
12 Food and Nutrition Production of assorted product ranging from custard, Bournvita, ice cream, yoghurt etc.
13 Graphics Art Design Print on walls and cloth
14 GSM Repairs Repairs and maintenance
15 Hair Braiding and Locking Braiding and lurking of hair
16 Hair Barbing All types of haircut and lurking
17 Make-Up and Body Care All forms of make up
18 Masonry (Interlocking) Production of inter locking blocks
19 Paint and Starch Production All forms paint like text coat etc.
20 Hats and Party Bags All forms of hats and bags
21 Photography and Video Coverage Learning the art of photography and photo editing
22 Animal Production (Poultry, Fish Farming) Poultry farming production and fish farming
23 Shoe and Leather Work All forms of foot wears
24 Solar Panel Installation Installation and construction of solar light
25 Tie and Dye Tye/dye stripping and printing on textiles
26 Coconut Oil Production Extraction of coconut oil for
27 Fashion Design All forms of dresses
28 Fascinator
29 Bag making Production of all forms of bags
30 Food supplement for malnourished children

 

Special food and formula for malnourished children
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