The Community Practice Exercise (CPE)

A compulsory Community Practice Exercise (CPE) takes place through the programme where students are required to engage with selected structural institutions described below as your Community-Based settings (CBS). We will teach you how to use Mintzberg’s 5Ps to engage and Wilson’s 5Ws+H to journalize your findings for the Local Government Youth Industrial Cooperative (LGYIC) and Lifelong e-Learning Portfolio (LLP) journaling.

An insightful practitioner approach to recording your journal will exhibit your collaborations, experience, integration, theorizations, recommendations and be part of the feedback loop for the PS2 Quarterly Journal. The CPE weighs in at 20% of the course grading and is assessed as a pass or fail.

There are ten (10) Community-Based Settings (CBS). You must select any two (2) as part of your final project work. You must do it within the local government area you designated yourself in your application. The CBS include:

1.  Frequent sessions with your local government chairman and staff as part of your group’s search for the most viable industrial cooperative in your area.

2.  Frequent sessions with the traditional rulers and elders concerning (I) above. (Students doing 1 are more likely to choose 2 as their second option)

3.  Collaboration with any Civil Society Organizations local to your area for information gathering, and if none, immediate arrangements to introduce an already established C.S.O. to your location.

4. Coordination and collaboration with all Faith-based organizations in your area for issues relating to the Local Government Industrial Cooperative and their membership participation in discourse.

5.  Sessions with all small, medium, and prominent business entrepreneurs in your area for information relating to the Local Government Industrial Cooperative and the obstacles they encounter doing business in your area.

6.  A full investigation into public or community projects approved or suspended in the last 30 years and a thorough analysis of why.

7.  Coalesce with and organize youth events in conjunction with non- PS2 students to capture the zeitgeist and interests of other youths in your local government and decide what part they ‘must’ play in the LGYIC programme or as future participants in democratic processes.

8.  Identifying obstacles within streets, roads, and public spaces that have and can adversely affect(ed) the smooth running of any enterprise established in your area, including bureaucratic interferences.

9.   It is an environmental and climate issue of concern to your L.G.A. and the necessary interventions needed to fix it.

10. The most readily available un-utilized asset(s) in your area that still has a chance of reviving based on critical evidence, not opinion.

Students outside their designated local government area should make their travel arrangements for scheduled tasks throughout the course. No exemptions to this part of the programme would be permitted, except for those mentioned in the exemption column. Programme Demands –

For candidates residing outside of Nigeria (diaspora), we will consider a three-month window to complete this part of the programme on the application.

You can only extend the time frame you require to complete your work. There are track options that allow students with other demands to study at their own pace.

Your C.B.S. is within the boundaries of the L.G.A. designated by you in your initial application, and you must do all C.P.E. work within that L.G.A. There is no requirement for a certificate of origin at this stage but may be required before certification is approved.

Only a specified number of students from each local government area will be offered a place on this programme to allow for an even distribution of opportunities across the entire country.

More details about the C.P.E. arrangements and tasks will be given to you at various stages throughout the course.

You will be given a 300-page Harvard Business Review (H.B.R.) book or other selected non-fictional study book at every interval. You will be expected to have prepared yourself to participate in group discussions of the material given after the break. The material would vary per learner to allow a broad spectrum of information.

You are advised not to enol in this programme if meeting the complete requirements or any section of it will result in difficulties that would affect your ability to complete the programme in full. Suppose you are the lazy-youth type as alleged by a popular leader or fond of making excuses. In that case, we strongly advise you not to enrol in this programme as no concessions or considerations that could compromise the standard and quality we must deliver to our students is given.

We Use Plain English Language Throughout the Course Material.

In designing this programme, we have adopted the use of plain English language throughout the course material. Also, the voices used in the audio or video lectures are in an ascent effortlessly audible.

The programme will be offered in a select number of sub-Sahara African countries commencing with Nigeria. The launch date for each country will vary. Interested learners should contact for further information.

Quarterly Awards for best performing L.G.A., the most vibrant L.G.A., and the most active course groups are awarded to each student in that group. You will be entered in the PS2 quarterly journal, where we will depict the elements that helped achieve that award. Your award is a testimony of your competence in that category and can be used for future employment and appointments.

We will announce the least performing and least active group in our quarterly journal, listing areas of underperformance for improvement.

Students should be self-disciplined enough to work intensively and independently online (10%) and offline (90%) and will have tutor support throughout the programme.

Students should follow the sensible guidelines in the course material to reduce data wastage and distracting commercial ads when watching study videos to maintain this offer.

The course is designed with an African perspective using Nigeria as its subject matter. It is unique to the relevance of Pan-Africanism. Our broader curriculum and case studies from Africa makes it different from any similar programme on offer anywhere in the world.

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