The Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons (SKAD) program marked the successful conclusion of its 10th Batch, bringing together a diverse group of educators and technologists. Initiated by TETFund and Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited, SKAD has been instrumental in enhancing the technical knowledge and practical expertise of lecturers and technologists from tertiary institutions across Nigeria. The program is divided into four distinctive tracks: Electronics, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning (RAC), Autotronics, and Mechatronics.
SKAD: An Overview
Initially, the first six batches were drawn from Polytechnics, focusing on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Subsequent batches were selected from universities across the country, emphasizing Science Education Technology. Participants at SKAD receive training on the use and maintenance of upgraded equipment provided to their institutions by TETFund.
SKAD 10: A Momentous Closing Event
The closing event for Batch 10 of SKAD was held today, expertly moderated by Engr. Chijioke Okolie Sampson, the Project Manager of Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited. The event commenced with a comprehensive overview of SKAD by the moderator, who also introduced the upgraded components. In addition, recognition was given to the instrumental role played by TETFund, under the leadership of Executive Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono, in initiating this capacity-building endeavor. Participants were encouraged to apply the knowledge gained in their respective institutions.
SKAD 10 Testimonials: A Resounding Success
Representatives from each SKAD track took the stage to share their experiences with the audience:
Electronics Class: Engr. Godwin Ekwe, from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, represented the Electronics class. He marveled at how, as a first-timer, the training felt like a fresh start despite his 20 years of experience in electronics engineering. He lauded Skill ‘G’ for the expertise, connections, and networks established during the training.
RAC Track: Engr. Daniel Oduma, representing the Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning track from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, described the classes as an “overwhelming eye-opener.” He expressed confidence in his newfound skills and pledged to replicate the training at his institution.
Autotronics: Engr. (Dr) Abonyi Sylvester from Nnamdi Azikiwe University applauded the growth of Skill ‘G’ training. He highlighted the advanced knowledge on diagnosis acquired during the program and praised Skill ‘G’ for its impactful training.
Mechatronics: Engr. Nkemakolam Godwin Orji from Michael Okpala University of Agriculture thanked the management of Skill ‘G’ and its expert instructors. He emphasized the team’s enhanced knowledge of software use, enabling them to operate and generate results effectively.
SKAD: A Gifting and Certification Ceremony
Team leads from each university were presented with tokens of appreciation to convey their achievements to their respective Vice Chancellors. Following this, certificates, bearing the signature of the Executive Secretary of TETFund, were awarded to all participants. The group photograph, capturing participants and instructors, marked the culmination of SKAD 10.
The TETFund Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons (SKAD) capacity-building training began its 10th cohort on 16th October, 2023.
This edition features the training of 32 lecturers and technologists from various universities across South-Eastern Nigeria in the area of Science Education Technology (SET) with respect to fields of Autotronics, Mechatronics, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning (RAC), and Electronics.
The TETFund Skill ‘G’ add-ons (SKAD) training program celebrated the successful conclusion of its 8th batch today.
SKAD 8 focused on equipping 32 lecturers and technologists from TETFund-sponsored universities across Nigeria with the skills necessary for the operation and maintenance of equipment provided to their institutions by TETFund. The primary emphasis was on Science Education and Training (SET).
The 7th edition of TETFund Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons (SKAD) program begins today.
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