We’ve Sent The Igbo Apprenticeship System Course to Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo for Certification

We’ve Sent The Igbo Apprenticeship System Course to Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo for Certification

Good People, Tekedia Institute has submitted the Igbo Apprenticeship System course to the custodians of Igbo Culture, the venerable Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, for certification. After the article in Harvard and interests from around the world, Dr Maduabuchi Pascal Umekwe, PhD, PMP and my humble self got into action to create a course to educate, train and prepare people on this framework which posits stakeholder capitalism over just shareholder primacy.

But tradition demands that we follow procedures. Yes, for everything we think we know, there are custodians who know better. So, we want the blessing of Ohanaeze to make sure that we get it right. I have spoken with leaders of the Igbo Nation including the Worldwide Sec General of Ohanaeze.

Once Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo has finished its work, we will open up the course. It will run for 8 weeks with business cases, manuals, pre-recorded videos and live sessions. The Japanese have Kaizen. China Confucius. Africa has Ubuntu and Igbo Apprenticeship System.

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The Igbo Apprenticeship System is a business philosophy of shared prosperity where participants co-opetitively participate to attain organic economic equilibrium where accumulated market leverageable factors are constantly weighted and calibrated out, via dilution and surrendering of market share, enabling social resilience and formation of livable clusters, engineered by major participants funding their competitors, with success measured on quantifiable support to stakeholders, and not by absolute market dominance.


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4 thoughts on “We’ve Sent The Igbo Apprenticeship System Course to Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo for Certification

  1. Some Igbo traders had started hiring Yoruba and Hausa young people to serve them in trade and when you ask why they didn’t take youths from the village, they give flimsy excuses.
    Now we are about teaching the same thing in the university.
    If this Apprenticeship system is a secret that helps the Igbo success and bring much circulated wealth home among the Igbo families, we are already selling it out.
    In the future there won’t be anything to keep as our Igbo secret of wealth creation among the Igbo because everyone would’ve learnt it either in the academia or from an Igbo trader who hired strangers to serve them.

  2. Lool. Emeka nwanne biko calm o down.
    It is for the greater good. It helps for us to share our cultural components thereby creating more value and gaining more relevance.

    Sharing is wealth.

  3. This is highly commendable!

    I’d only suggest you learn to make use of simple and easy-to-understand words and terminologies when talking to our people.

    If people struggle to understand you, they may choose to look elsewhere for help


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