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Taraba Polytechnic begins skills acquisition training for students fund by TETfund

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Taraba Polytechnic begins skills acquisition training for students fund by TETfund

…TETFund would provide the funding while NBTE had roled out the curriculum for the programme.

The Taraba State Polytechnic, Suntai has begun skills training for its students in 17 different trades as part of its skills acquisition programme.

Dr Ayuba Abarshi, Rector of the polytechnic, who declared the programme open on Saturday in Jalingo, said that the aim was to bequeath students with skills that would make them self-reliant.

Abarshi said the programme was in line with the core mandates of polytechnic education which provided for skills education.

He said the polytechnic was implementing the mandate in conjunction with the  National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

He said TETFund would provide the funding while NBTE had roled out the curriculum for the programme.

He advised the students to be diligent so as to achieve the practical knowledge they had been taught in their classes.

He said that the polytechnic had also partnered with artisans in various skills who would train the students in their threads of specialisation.

He said that the National Skills Qualify Certified Programme, which offered certificates without borders, would ensure that graduands could stand the test of time and would compete favourably all over the world.

The rector announced that Fridays would be used for the skills acquisition training, adding that the four days in a week would be used for theories and classrooms.

“What we are offering today is within the mandate of the polytechnic education which entails skills acquisition.

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“This is to make students acquainted with the diverse theories they have learnt in their classrooms.

“I enjoin students to take the training with utmost seriousness and demostrate their determination to acquire skill education.

“The programme shall offer certificates to deserving graduands and I want to assure you that this certificate is without borders.

“This skills will make them self-reliant and self-employed and will go a long way in addressing unemployment in our society.”

VMT NEWS reports that some  of the skills offered included computer appreciation, computer maintenance, electrical Installation, electronic maintenance, poultry, building, automobile repairs and fishery.

Others are shoe making, restaurant operation cenamatography, agric entrepreneurship.

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