The Nirmala Chellarams Centre for Entrepreneurship Skills (NCCES), one of Nigeria’s few dedicated centres committed to raising the next generation of Business Disruptors, Innovators, Economic Drivers and Employment Generators. The centre is being positioned to take the lead in teaching practical entrepreneurial skills to Nigerian Youth and other members and non-members of the University of Lagos community (Alumni, Faculty, Staff and their immediate families) to engender economic development.

An initiative of the Murli T. Chellaram Foundation, the NCCES will offer certificated courses, one-on-one counseling and mentoring, online learning materials and in-person networking opportunities, amongst other areas of Entrepreneurship Skills Development. Once our scope of activities is expanded from the University of Lagos to Nigeria at large, both through our online platform and in-person training courses, we plan to reach over 1.5 million people. It is our hope that our Vibrant Community, bound by the Entrepreneurial Values espoused by the late Murli T Chellaram and his wife Nirmala, forges mutually beneficial relationships that cut across social, ethnic and generational groups.

Our Focus Areas

The thematic areas of focus for the Nirmala Chellarams Centre for Entrepreneurship Skills are on the following:

  1. Learning
  2. Development
  3. A Vibrant Community

What Next

1.) The Nirmala Chellarams Centre for Entrepreneurship Skills located in the University of Lagos will open its doors to every member and non-member of our vibrant community from the Month of August 2017. Proper dates will be communicated in due course.

2.) We have a pool of Lead the Leaders Volunteers across Nigeria that are ready to serve you with information, advise and counsel on issues that borders on life, career and business. We will get to meet them as time unfolds.

3.) We will be hosting a nationwide campaign and project called ‘Mentors Day Program’ in September 2017. More details will be shared soon.

4.) Our Excellence in Entrepreneurship Free Online Certificate Course featuring Jimi Tewe, Bankole Williams, Nimi Akinkugbe and Olakunle Sorinyan will go LIVE in August 2017. Exact date will also be communicated.

5.) We have our weekly #AskNirmalaSeries started last week with an episode by our Director/Head of Operations (EldaDavid Kehinde Samuel) on “Monetizing your Soft Skills”. This week, Mindset Coach and Professional e-publisher by name Ms. Edirin Edewor will be featured in our #AskNirmalaSeries.

6.) Our nationwide “Productivity Enhancement Series” will take place in October 2017 in 32 states across the nation. It will be a 2 days (Saturdays) Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship Program targeted at Entrepreneurs, Working Professionals, Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Undergraduates, Corp Members and Unemployed Youths.. More details will be shared as we move along.

7.) Lastly, we have alot of other information and benefits members of our vibrant community can access.

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