The 11th batch of the Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons (SKAD) initiative is back, aiming to bolster technical expertise among lecturers and technologists from Nigerian tertiary institutions. SKAD, a collaboration between TETFund and Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited, seeks to empower lecturers and academic technologists with the knowledge and skills required to use and maintain advanced equipment supplied to their schools by TETFund.
SKAD 11: Empowering SET Education in Nigeria
The latest group of SKAD 11 participants hails from universities in North-East Nigeria, including:
Yobe State University, Damaturu
Federal University Wukari, Taraba
Taraba State University
Gombe State University
Federal University Kashere, Gombe
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
Bauchi State University
University Of Maiduguri, Borno
These participants will undergo training in the usage and maintenance of TETFund-sponsored equipment. SKAD offers four distinct tracks, which are:
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC)
Skill “G” and TETFund: SKAD Opening Event
On the 23rd of October, 2023, SKAD 11 kicked off with a grand opening event. The event was skillfully moderated by Engr. Okolie Chijioke Sampson, the Project Manager of Skill “G”. It began with the national anthem and the recitation of the pledge, setting a patriotic tone for the proceedings. The moderator introduced the SKAD initiative and extended gratitude to TETFund, led by the impactful Executive Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono.
SKAD 11: Introduction of Participants and Instructors
All 32 participants at SKAD 11 eagerly introduced themselves, their respective institutions, and the specific tracks they were part of under SKAD. Following this, the instructors representing each track were introduced:
SKAD 11 places a spotlight on Science Education Technology (SET), emphasizing the profound impact this initiative will have on expertise within Nigerian tertiary institutions. The collaboration between TETFund and Skill “G” Nigeria Limited has paved the way for revolutionary changes that will ultimately benefit the education sector in Nigeria.
In summary, SKAD 11 is set to empower educators and technicians from North-Eastern Nigerian universities with specialized knowledge in Autotronics, Mechatronics, Electronics, and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. This initiative is a testament to the commitment of TETFund and Skill “G” in advancing science education technology in Nigeria, and it promises to usher in a new era of excellence within the nation’s academic institutions.
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