About

Right from inception, the CEDR has worked tirelessly to position herself as a top rate entrepreneurship and development research centre. In 2007 it became the first University owned entrepreneurship centre to be commissioned by Central Bank of Nigeria to teach and inculcate entrepreneurial culture in the South eastern part of Nigeria. In 2008, the CEDR made a proposal to teach entrepreneurship to all penultimate and final year students of the University of Nigeria which was approved by the University Senate. The CEDR has taken entrepreneurship education to town and has trained traders, mechanics, artisans, and other apprentices in both some relevant skills and entrepreneurship. Recently, an ultra Modern office complex has been built for the Centre at Enugu Campus of the University and there are plans to put up a permanent structure for the Centre’s head office at Nsukka Campus of the University. Since its establishment in 2006, the CEDR has undergone considerable transformation aimed at effectively delivering along the line of its objectives which include: developing entrepreneurship spirit amongst Nigerians and providing insight into the tools, techniques and framework for managing all functional areas of business enterprises, including production, marketing, personnel and finance; developing skills of would be entrepreneur to successfully start, expand, diversify, and manage a business enterprise as well as link them with financial institutions for startup capital, especially the Micro Finance banks; generating employment opportunities for Nigerians. In fact the CEDR in its activities is contributing in realizing the goals of the National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS).