A mentor is a guide who assists his protege to find the right directions in life and who can help him/her develop solutions to career problems. Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced person in a certain area of expertise helps to guide a less experienced person.


  • Mentors provide professional specialization and personal support to facilitate success in graduate skills and beyond.
  • They provide information and knowledge. They find loopholes and help improve on them to cover them up.
  • They find ways to stimulate personal and professional growth.
  • They offer encouragement.
  • They are disciplinarians that create necessary boundaries that proteges cannot set themselves.
  • They are trusted advisers.
  • They tell us about their experiences and they can learn from it and prevent making the same mistakes they made.


  • Change the concept of the attitude towards work after school.

  • Build on the proteges mindset towards service excellence and good governance in the workspace.

  • Grow potential professionals in various sectors of expertise.

How it works

  • 1

    Prospective proteges sign up to the programme.

  • 2

    They are matched to a mentor according to their asked specifications.

  • 3

    Then they receive mentorship for three months.

  • 4

    Certification at the end of the programme.

Benefits of the programme

  • Access to a wide network of professionals.

  • Talent Development

  • Skills and Leadership Development.

  • Diversification.

  • knowledge sharing.

  • Branding.

  • Increases the proteges self-confidence.

  • Helps them learn to take better control of his or her career.

  • Teaches them to be bold.

  • Educates the protege on how to accept feedback in important areas, such as communications, technical abilities, change management, and leadership skills.

  • Improves their interpersonal relationship skills.

  • Provides an important networking contact for the protege.

  • Helps them better understand the organization's culture and unspoken rules, both of which can be critical for success.


Cost per head is ₦50,000 for a mentorship duration of 3 months.

The Institute of Service Excellence and Good Governance Mentorship Programme will go a long way in fulfilling its vision to help achieve a socioeconomic culture anchored on good governance, social responsibility, and excellence in service delivery in accordance with global best practices and high ethical standards in the life of students as they prepare for life after school.