INSTITUTE OF CLASSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP,NIGERIA (ICENT)

(GLOBALLY CERTIFIED)

---turning your ideas into viable businesses

AFRICA'S FOREMOST INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP | FIRST “ISO 21001:2018” CERTIFIED INSTITUTE IN AFRICA

AFRICA'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS FORWARD-THINKING AND GLOBALLY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BODY


MESSAGE FROM THE REGISTRAR/CEO

You are welcome to Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT), non-profit professional institute established with Corporate Charter by Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap. C20, LFN, 2004 and approved by the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria, as a professional institute on entrepreneurship. It is Africa's foremost institute of entrepreneurship with superlative expertise in the production of successful entrepreneurs by building capacity in entrepreneurship, innovation management and small business management of all kinds, through offering of a powerful formula that not only equips people with a well-rounded and internationally-relevant entrepreneurship education based on an internationally-competitive curriculum, but also provides them with extensive practical experience, effective mentoring and industry-relevant skills required for turning ideas into viable businesses. We call this the “ICENT Professional Model” that grooms people to become future ready professionals (FRPs).

ICENT is Africa’s foremost learned society of entrepreneurs with intimidating Governing Council and Management Team comprising past and present Vice Chancellors (including current Chairman, Committee of Vice Chancellors in Nigeria), Deputy Vice Chancellors, several Professors and Doctors of Entrepreneurship, several past and present Directors of Entrepreneurship Development Centres, Past and Present Deans (including two (2) supervising entrepreneurial studies departments), several Past and Present HODs (including three (3) HODs of Entrepreneurship, renowned management and entrepreneurship consultants and mentors, and highly qualified individuals from multi-disciplinary fields, and internationally acclaimed entrepreneurship mentors and consultants required for production of thorough-bred entrepreneurs.


ICENT is the convener of The Global Confederation of Entrepreneurship Institutes (Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation) – www.homeofentrepreneurship.com., having African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE); The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) and Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); International Institute of Female Entrepreneurship (IIFEM), Institute of Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership (IYEL) and College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Doing Business as Open University College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business - OUCES) as members. The confederation provides members/students with the knowledge, skills, and versatility necessary to start their own business or to undertake managerial or leadership positions in existing firms. With innovative knowledge of business practices, members/graduates of Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation are equipped to enjoy the rewards of creating a new business venture. They are also well prepared to pursue careers in growth-oriented companies that seek creative and pioneering solutions to business problems.

ICENT is the first “ISO 21001:2018” certified institute in Africa for the following scope: Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education and Certification; Professional Membership Certification and Licensing in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Management; Quality Assurance in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education and Operation of a College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

The institute gathers leading minds in entrepreneurship and the premier organisation addressing emerging topics in entrepreneurship, serving as the vehicle by which the Nigerian entrepreneurship ecosystem can work together to share best practices, develop programmes and initiatives, provide quality assurance services and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of tertiary institutions in educating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

---Dr. Olaolu Nuru Oyekola –
Registrar/Chief Executive (ICENT)

UNIQUENESS OF ICENT

• The first “ISO 21001:2018” Certified institute in Africa

• Africa’s foremost learned society of entrepreneurs with most intimidating Governing Council and Management Team comprising past and present Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors, several Professors and Doctors of Entrepreneurship, several past and present Directors of Entrepreneurship Development Centres, Past and Present Deans (including two (2) supervising entrepreneurial studies departments), several Past and Present HODs (including three (3) HODs of Entrepreneurship, renowned management and entrepreneurship consultants and mentors, and highly qualified individuals from multi-disciplinary fields, and internationally acclaimed entrepreneurship mentors and consultants required for production of thorough-bred entrepreneurs.

• First entrepreneurship body in Africa that has successfully conducted twenty-one (21) different examination diets for associate membership with internationally-competitive examination structure

• An entrepreneurship institute that walk the talk, ICENT believes in “Made in Nigeria for Nigerian” - ICENT member manufactured fueless generator, wooden wrist watch, wooden wall clock, presidential medallion, presidential mace etc.

• First entrepreneurship body in Africa to develop curriculum for professional certificate to doctorate programmes in entrepreneurship with required study materials.

• First African author and publisher of several inevitable textbooks from all core areas of entrepreneurship written with Africans (especially Nigerians) in mind

• All items used for inductions, seminars, conferences and workshops are produced in-house by our members.

• First in Africa to establish a College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (Doing Business as Open University College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business - OUCES). https://www.homeofentrepreneurship.com/ouces

• First entrepreneurship institute in Africa to float African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS). https://www.homeofentrepreneurship.com/ajents - ISSN : 2756-6064 (Print) and ISSN: 2811-3101 (Online)

• First entrepreneurship institute in Africa to organise a successful collaborative Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship (ACCENT) in Nigeria.

• First entrepreneurship institute in Africa to organise a successful collaborative Annual National Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ACESB) in Nigeria.

• First entrepreneurship institute in Africa to organise a successful collaborative 1st Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy (AICEEP) .

• First entrepreneurship institute in Africa to organise a successful collaborative 1st Annual International Academic Conference on Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (ACEMASD)

• First entrepreneurship institute in Nigeria to organise successful Campus Entrepreneurship Challenge where students and lecturers, in rare demonstration of academic entrepreneurship, out of cutting-edge research, showcased groundbreaking agricultural, nanotechnology and biotechnology innovation and entrepreneurship. Efforts in progress in collaboration with NDE to come up with resultant products..

• First entrepreneurship institute in Africa to introduce collaborative Annual National Academic Conference on Agropreneurship (ACAGRIP).

• First entrepreneurship institute in Africa to introduce collaborative International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (INTERCEIM)

• First entrepreneurship institute in Africa to introduce collaborative National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Congress (NEIC)

• First entrepreneurship institute in Africa to introduce collaborative Annual Stakeholders’ Mega-Conference and Members’ Induction Ceremony (SMECIC)

• First entrepreneurship institute in Africa to introduce collaborative Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference (GLEIC)

• First entrepreneurship institute in Africa to introduce collaborative Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship Conference (GLAMEC)

• Established in Nigeria with Corporate Charter but Globally Certified to carry out: Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education and Certification; Professional Membership Certification and Licensing in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Management; Quality Assurance in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education and Operation of a College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

• In a clear demonstration of her global standard, ICENT is about to launch her world’s first Dictionary of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Our Ideology

We believe that entrepreneurship is vital for economies to grow and prosper, which is why we work assiduously to build the profession by breeding professional, classic and successful entrepreneurs for sustainable development.

Our Network of Members

We have more than 3,000 fully qualified members in Africa. They are among the continent’s best-qualified and successful entrepreneurs working in every sector you can imagine.

Why Are We Here?

The following are discussed extensively.Click the link to find out more

  • Poverty is endemic
  • Paradox of Job loss in an ever-growing population
  • Need for an effective strategy
  • Existing strategies are defective
  • Existing Entrepreneurship education is too shallow and substandard
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Uniqueness of Our Programme

Our programme will inculcate entrepreneurial thinking and inspire you with an interest in starting or developing entrepreneurial ventures that have the potential to make significant impact on markets, economies and communities.

It will offer you the advanced knowledge and practical skills required to identify, recognise, assess, seize, shape, create and exploit new opportunities, as well as develop entrepreneurial management and leadership competencies that can be applied to any professional field of your choice.

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Our Results

The ICENT’s success is measured in our results. These are more than numbers – they represent the hopes, dreams and the hard work of several individuals and families each and every year.
Highlights of 2017 successes include:

  • • CESBUM student manufactured fueless generatorc
  • • 21 start-up businesses created
  • • 334 jobs created or impacted
  • • CESBUM student manufactured wooden wrist watch
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OUR PARTNERS/AFFILIATES

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In accordance with William Pollard, “learning and innovation go hand in hand, it is arrogance of success for one to think what he did yesterday would be sufficient for tomorrow”. We need a new generation of professional entrepreneurs, who are more customer centric, technology savvy, more highly qualified, flexible and agile with skill sets that are now more comprehensive than previously.

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2020-2021 LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
  • ABOUT ICENT

    Africa's most prestigious forward-thinking and globally certified professional entrepreneurship body established with corporate charter. It is the first in the continent to bag ISO 21001:2018(EOMS) Certification
  • ADMINISTRATIVE HEAD OFFICE

    317 Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Opposite SUBEB (1stFloor) Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria
  • Corporate Head Office

    No 102, Oyemekun Road (Last Floor, 1st Wing), Opposite Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
  • EMAIL US

    icentregistrar@homeofentrepreneurship.com
    icent@homeofentrepreneurship.com
    See full list of State Coordinators
  • CALL US

    , +2348073556701, +2348036689803, +2348023520943
  • ICENT/NDU ACEMASD 2021 - PROGRAMME OF EVENTS AND BOOK OF ABSTRACTS



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