Upon the evaluation and accreditation by Federal Ministry of Education and consent of the Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, INSTITUTE OF CLASSIC ENTREPRENEURS is recognised by law as a professional institute limited by guarantee under CAMA 1990 vide certificate NO RC 1119210.
As a mark of distinction, INCENT is the only entrepreneurship institute in Nigeria, with well-structured and internationally competitive curriculum, meritorious assessment criteria for students and self-authored study pack. This suggests to you that, our institute, regardless of its age, is an authority and examining body in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. We can authoritatively say that, no entrepreneurship institute in Africa has the type of programme/examination structure operational in our institute
INCENT is the only entrepreneurship institute in Nigeria having on her Governing Council Three (3) Professors, Seven (7) Ph.D. holders in Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Management, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Educational Management, Educational Technology, Pharmacology, Information Technology, Agriculture and Engineering; one (1) Rector, three (3) Directors of Entrepreneurship Development Centres and five (5) Dean/HODs from highly reputable institutions of higher learning, in addition to qualified state coordinators and course facilitators from multi-disciplinary fields, as well as internationally acclaimed entrepreneurship mentors required for production of thorough-bred entrepreneurs. About fifteen entrepreneurship development centres and NGOs have applied for partnership and collaborations.
No entrepreneurship institute in Nigeria can boast of seven (7) Professors (including Professors of Management and Entrepreneurship), two (2) Deputy Vice Chancellors, two (2) Rectors, one (1) Provost, two (2) university proprietors, two (2) directors of entrepreneurship centres from highly reputable institutions of higher learning; first-class royal fathers, senior military officers, CEOs, legal luminaries and religious leaders on her advisory board except INCENT. Our institute is an ace ground-breaking entrepreneurial professionalism for wealth creation.
The institute is the first to establish a training arm: College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (CESBUM), a University College of Entrepreneurship and first of its kind in Africa with proposed permanent site in Kishi, Oyo state (RC 1254784). It will ensure that we can deliver a broad range of international entrepreneurship curriculum of multi-disciplinary dimension (Professional : Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Enterprise Management, Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Technological Entrepreneurship etc) as well as floating of (African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB) not available elsewhere in Nigeria.
Our training arm – College of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (CESBUM) is the only entrepreneurship College in Africa with faculty composed of Ph.D., D.Ent, DBA, M.Phil, M.Sc,MBA,LL.M, and M.Eng holders in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation, Small Business Management, Development Finance/Economics Various management and Engineering/Technology fields, Animal Production, Agricultural Economics, Farm Management, Agricultural Business Management, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, qualified facilitators from multi-disciplinary fields, directors of entrepreneurship development centres and internationally acclaimed entrepreneurship mentors required for production of thorough-bred entrepreneurs.
Charles Tremendous Jones once said –“You will remain the same you are for the next five years except for two things: the books that you read and the people you meet”. In addition to the provision of platform where members’ interest can be protected and given corporate identity, INCENT/ CESBUM is the only African author and publisher of the following inevitable entrepreneurship textbooks currently available in our CESBUM..
The INCENT’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: