Veritas University Staff Directory

Assistant Lecturer

Cyril, Okechukwu Ferdinand hails from of Anambra State. He is the President, African Entrepreneurship Academy, Nigeria, (formerly CCN Entrepreneurship Institute) now, a proposed University of Entrepreneurship Development and Management.

He studied Mass Communication (OND & HND) from Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State and graduated in 2002. He served Nigeria through NYSC in 2003 at Jimeta Yola, Adamawa State. He did a Post Graduate Diploma in Science Education (PGDE) at the Federal University of Technology, Yola (Now Moddibo Adama Federal University of Technology, Yola. He also did a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) and Masters of Science (M. Sc) in Mass Communication in 2010 and 2014 at the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. He is currently on his Doctoral Research in Entrepreneurship with Atlantic International University.

He is a successful Entrepreneur with over 17 years’ experience now. Mr. Cyril is a YOUWIN Certified Entrepreneur in 2012 with an award of N10m in grant, a Diamond Bank/EDC BET3 Entrepreneur in 2013, a Tony Elumelu Foundation Certified Entrepreneur in 2017 with an award of five thousand Dollars in grants and finally a certified Entrepreneur by Venture Capital for Africa in 2017 and YALI Certified Entrepreneur by the Department of States, the USA Embassy in Nigeria.

In addition, Mr. Okechukwu is a full member of the Institute of Entrepreneurs, Nigeria in 2016 and a member of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) in 2009. In December 2016, at the international Conference Centre, Abuja, he was conferred the award of Entrepreneurship Ambassador for Nigeria by the National Association of Enterprise Employers in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy to Nigeria.