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CHRDEI, NOUN, Trained 228 Students On ICT, Web Design for Free Kaduna



By, Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna

The Centre for Human Resources Development, Empowerment Initiative (CHRDEI) Kaduna in collaboration with the Centre For Human Resources Development (CHRD), and National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has graduated 228 students trained on various skills acquisition free of charge in Kaduna state.

The graduation ceremony of the students which focuses more on Information And Communication Technology (ICT) and Web Design held at NOUN Kaduna Auditorium on the weekend, the Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, Professor. Olufemi Peters in his remark, tasks the students to make use of the knowledge impacted in them wisely.

NOUN VC represented by Professor. Isaac Butswat Deputy Vice Chancellor of administrations NOUN, explained that they were very happy that for the first time in history, are co-partners to produce graduates in the homogeneous graduation ceremony of only persons who have acquired certificates in ICT and web design.

According to him, ICT is the moment and for anyone who thinks what he’s saying is wrong, if they have an Android phone they should throw it away so can have a good night’s rest because virtually everything we do in this life today is ICT.

Earlier the Director of Centre for Human Resources Development (CHRD ) Dr, Aminu Umar said ” NOUN is an online university and the most outstanding university in Africa and they have the largest in Nigeria, while having no competitor as they are just trying to build in people who will offer the kind of service they offer to Nigerians, while the graduating students will be made able.

“However, I want to let you know that this is just the beginning for CHRD, but by January this year, we intend to mound a series of other certificate programs that could be run online among which include the caregiver’s certificate that will be introduced by and where ever you are across Nigeria, you are at liberty to register and you will be trained to be a professional caregiver.”

In his speech, the Founder of CHRDEI, Honorable. Dr. Muhammad Ali disclosed that the CHRDEI lived up to its mandate of training the teaming youths in various skills development to reduce unemployment, underemployment, and the challenges of insecurity and create a sense of belonging contentment, peace and peaceful coexistence in all facets of our society.

Dr Ali added that they had a total of 289 registered students, but 61 were at various times withdrawn following vetting reports on results they presented during the admission process or offences they committed against the institution’s standing order or social values.

He said, “It is also important to note that what we are doing in the CHRDEI has become necessary given the challenges Nigeria is facing, particularly Northwest Nigeria which includes but is not limited to the economy of violence which are byproduct of the lack of social and economic mobility for our youth population in a society that thrives on consumption, corruption, nepotism and abetted by the unwholesome attitude of certain members of the larger society.

“This is the 27th graduation in 12 years and we are hoping for as we intend to give back to the society for free what was also given to us free of charge. In this way, entrepreneurs could help address some of the socio-psychological problems, delinquency, drug addiction and cultism that arise from joblessness and the challenges of insecurity.”

The Founder of CHRDEI, Hon. Dr. Muhammad Ali, urge the students to see the opportunity given to them by CHRDEI, CHRD and NOUN to better themselves aim high in their future endeavours, and strive hard to be good men and women so their country will be proud of them.

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