31 January 2013

Nigeria: Jaji Students Embark On Environment Assessment Tour

Kaduna — Students of Senior Course 35 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji have embarked on an environment assessment tour of some selected States in Nigeria with a view of gaining firsthand knowledge of specific ecological problems in the states.

A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the College, Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Dole yesterday in Kaduna said the tour was art of the Senior Course Curriculum.

He said the tour would afford them ample opportunity to interact and have a firsthand knowledge of specific ecological challenges facing all regions of the country.

"The tour will also afford the international students the opportunity to know the country and compare notes with what is obtained in their home countries. The Students are shared into 9 syndicates, each to visit a particular state. The themes for this year's tour are: 'National Integration for improved National Security' (Osun and FCT), 'Diversifying Nigeria's Economy for National Development' (Ogun and Bayelsa), 'Youth Empowerment for improved National Development' (Zamfara and Ebonyi).

The statement noted that the Students would be expected to conduct research into contemporary issues as they affect various states visited.

"The Commandant AFCSC, Air Vice Marshal Eko Efiom Osim, Directors, Chief Instructors, Directing and Administrative Staff would also be part of the weeklong tour," he stated.

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