Science Education Training (SET) is the cornerstone of technical proficiency within the Nigerian Academia. Initiatives in this field have demonstrated a significant impact on the quality of learning experiences. In this pursuit, TETFund, in collaboration with Skill “G” Nigeria Limited, launched the Skill “G” Add-Ons training program, also known as SKAD. This initiative aims to provide comprehensive training in SET education and equip academia members with the skills needed to operate and maintain advanced equipment generously provided to their institutions by TETFund.
SKAD 12: Meet the Participants
The latest cohort of SKAD, known as SKAD 12, features participants primarily selected from universities in South-West Nigeria, along with a single institution from North-West Nigeria. The participating institutions include:
1. Ondo State University Of Science And Technology, Okitipupa
2. Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Ogbomoso
3. Kano State University Of Technology, Wudil
4. Lagos State University
5. Tai Solarin University Of Education, Ijebu Ode
6. Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta
7. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State
8. University Of Lagos, Akoka Lagos
SKAD 12: The Grand Opening Event
The commencement of SKAD 12 was marked with a grand opening ceremony that began with the singing of the national anthem and a recital of the pledge. The event was moderated by the Project Manager of Skill “G,” who provided an insightful overview of the SKAD initiative, underscoring the pivotal role played by TETFund in its initiation. The introductions followed, with both participants and instructors being introduced to the audience. Furthermore, the event shed light on the SKAD initiative’s projected milestones and objectives. The opening ceremony concluded with an engaging Q&A session, followed by a tour of the top-notch facilities at the host venue for SKAD.
SKAD 12: Diving into the Courses
The SKAD program offers participants a diverse array of courses, categorized into four distinctive tracks:
4. Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning (RAC)
Highly skilled instructors, namely Engr. Osmond Ugwanyi, Engr. Kalu Olua, Engr. Daniel Eneh, and Engr. Polycarp, have been assigned to lead these tracks.
SKAD 12 Opening: A Bright Future for SET in Nigeria
The collaboration between TETFund and Skill “G” Nigeria Limited holds immense potential for enhancing Science Education Technology by empowering academics. These efforts will ultimately have a positive impact on the students. Thanks to the foresight of TETFund and the facilitation of Skill “G,” the future of SET in Nigeria is promising.
The Skill “G” Add-Ons training program, SKAD, is a remarkable initiative that promises to elevate the standards of Science Education Technology in Nigeria. TETFund’s support and Skill “G” Nigeria Limited’s expertise position the country for a future marked by excellence in education and research. As SKAD 12 embarks on its journey, it becomes evident that the participants and their institutions will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to drive the advancement of Science Education Training in Nigeria.
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