Daily Trust (Abuja)

16 July 2012

Nigeria: VC Tasks Students On Skills Acquisition

Kaduna — Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe, has tasked students of human resource development and empowerment initiative on skills acquisition to strive to become creators of jobs and wealth.

He made the call in Kaduna at the matriculation ceremony organized by the Human Resources Development and Empowerment Initiative founded by member representing Kawo constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Dr. Muhammed Ali, in collaboration with Centre for Lifelong Learning and Workplace Training, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

Tenebe said educating and training students is aimed at equipping them adequately for life outside the centre and for challenges in the society.

"The curricula for the different programmes are structured to make you become creators of jobs and wealth on the successful completion of your studies rather than job seekers," he said.

While enjoining the 72 matriculating students to be law abiding and disciplined, he advised them to spend their time on the programme productively as they lay the foundations for their careers and lifetime engagements.

Speaking on the need for collaboration of such nature, the professor explained that at the 57th National Council on Education (NCE) meeting held in 2011 at Sokoto State Polytechnic, the reference Committee on Adult and Non-formal Education had noted that the Centre for Lifelong Learning and Workplace Training of NOUN is a viable stakeholder in adult and non-formal education.

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