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NOUN CHRDEI Trains 185 Students in ICT





By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna



The Vice-chancellor National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Olufemi Peters said two heads are better than one,and our youths must embrace modern technology to strive in this 21st century and our curriculum must be updated to international standard.



Professor Peters is Speaking at the 28th Graduation Ceremony 185 students train from the Centre for Human Resource Development and Empowerment Initiative (CHRDEI) Kaduna in collaboration with NOUN’s Centre for Human Resource Development, stated that NOUN cherish partnership and collaboration.


Represented by Deputy Vice Chancellor administration Professor Isaac Sammani Butswat,maintained that what one head will do two heads will do better that’s why we cherish partnership and collaboration.


He upheld the efforts and the good gesture of the founder and Initiator of the CHRDEI for providing the teaming youth with the necessary skills to become self employed.


Professor Butswat, urged them to appreciate and extend their gratitude to God and the founder of the CHRDEI for granting them with the previledge of having training and skills over others who may only have certificate qualification.


The DVC, expressed that if effectively and efficiently put that in which they have learned into perspective, the graduates will never regret having lifelong Vocation.


In his remark the Director centre for Human Resources Development and Empowerment initiative, Dr, Muhammad Ali, encourages the students to reflect on the knowledge, experience, and skills that you have acquired during your time here.


Dr,Ali therefore urged the graduates to embrace the challenges that lie ahead with confidence and optimism knowing that 185 of you graduating today you are well prepared to make a positive impact on our state and the country.


He called on the Kaduna state government to partner with us in the areas of skills Technical and vocational training so that together we provide the fountain for Human capital Development which will be a catalyst for social and economic transformation of Kaduna state and Nigeria at large.


“This has become necessary because the challenge government is facing today is that of providing the youth meaningful and gainful employment, social empowerment and opportunities for personal development.if adopted,it has the potential of being the best non kinetic approach to ending insecurity of any dimension in our country, he said.


The Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Uba Sani who is represented by special Adviser monitoring and evaluation Mrs ,Mary Adeola Olarerin congratulates the students and extended the felicitation of the governor to the students and the two major stakeholders in the event.The governor stated in his speech that attendance at this great event served as a perseverance for effective change in the State.


It was discovered that due to inadequacies skills in Kaduna, it got to the extent, the state shipping skills from outside the state.To champion the course of Human Capital Development in the state, the state will Collaborate with the centres. Said Sani.


Therefore, the Governor promised to communicate with the necessary Authority to ensure the request of the founder and Initiator of CHRDEI is granted, who earlier made a case for the employment of one physically challenged and a sickle cell patient graduate medicals to the state.


The chairman of the occasion Honourable Barrister Mahmud Lawal Ismaila Member, Kaduna State House of Assembly representing Zaria City Constituency & Chairman House Committee on Education said.


The Kaduna State has been a trailblazer in implementing a 26% budget allocation to education, setting a commendable precedent. Additionally, the Governor’s initiative to reduce state tertiary institutions by 50% stands as a significant achievement.


The transformation of more than 100 junior secondary schools into senior secondary schools with enhanced infrastructure, the establishment of 3 skills acquisition centers in the 3 senatorial zones and the construction of an additional 62 secondary schools across the state marks another remarkable milestone.


The government’s focused efforts on addressing the issue of out-of-school children have resulted in the successful return of over 10,000 students, underscoring their dedication to education.


The release of N205 million to Kaduna State Scholarship and Loans Board is another great achievement of the Kaduna State Government under Senator. Dr. Uba Sani.These accomplishments represent just a fraction of the government’s initiatives.


“To the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), we express our sincere gratitude for your unwavering support towards education and community development in the state. We encourage other Institutions in the State to emulate your good gesture and help the youths and the State in general.


Earlier in his welcome address,the Director centre for Human Resources Development Dr Aminu Umar said the university welcomed willing partners to reach out to National open university of Nigeria for partnership in Developmental areas.the event was well attended by community leaders,the Nigerian Defence Academy, security agencies.

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