Collaborating with the World bank, The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it will train 800 artisans on skills acquisition in Kaduna State.
The institution’s Director of Media and Publicity, Malam Ibrahim Sheme, said in a statement on Tuesday that the Kaduna State Government would also be involved.
He listed other partners as Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and the Housing Developers Institute.
According to him, the training will cover eight different trades, to be conducted in batches.
He then quoted Prof. Grace Joktan, the institution’s Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies and Lifelong Learning (CESLL), as listing the scope of the training during a meeting with the partners.
“The training will be certificated after examinations and practical demonstrations by the artisans.
“This hands-on skill training is practical-oriented and will require some level of certification after
successful examination is conducted at the expiration of the programme.
“Already, the Vice-Chancellor of NOUN, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, has approved the programme, with its secretariat to be located in the institution.
“This secretariat will be managed by an Assistant Registrar, who will develop a curriculum for the programme.
“The institution will also provide logistics required for the smooth operation of the training,’’ Joktan was quoted as saying.
The training was sequel to a request by the Kaduna State Government with a view to providing skilled male and female artisans that would assist in job creation, especially for youths.
The first batch of trainees would be drawn from four local government areas namely Igabi, Kaduna North, Kaduna South and Chikun local governments, while other local government areas would follow.
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