In a significant step towards enhancing education, the Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons (SKAD) training program commenced on August 7th, 2023. This initiative stems from the collaboration between the TETFund and the Skill ‘G’ Group, setting its sights on elevating the proficiency of Nigerian educators across diverse institutions. The adept utilization of advanced technological equipment affiliated with Skill ‘G’ stands at the core of this endeavor. The realms of focus for this training are Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Science Education Training (SET).
Skill ‘G’ SKAD Training: The Outline
Tailored to the distinctive needs of academia, the SKAD capacity-building training stands as a testament to this innovative approach. Carefully selected is a cohort of 32 participants per batch to actively engage in this transformative experience.
During the inaugural briefing session, project manager of Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited, Engr. Okolie Sampson Chijioke, declared the event open. His remark was followed by that of Skill ‘G’ coordinator, Mr. Julius Ayo Bada, who advised the participants to concentrate and gain more from the training .
Participants received comprehensive toolboxes, ensuring they possess the essential resources for equipment maintenance and repairs. These tools will help them to effectively maintain the equipment that will be distributed to their respective institutions.
Skill ‘G’ SKAD Training: Distribution
The SKAD initiative will unfold over a span of 5 days for each batch, totaling 16 batches collectively. Its overarching mission revolves around empowering educators with the proficiency to integrate advanced technological tools into student education. This harmonious synergy between cutting-edge tools and pedagogical expertise promises to redefine the educational experience.
At the opening briefing, participants were provided with valuable insights into the nuanced application of the toolbox components.
Skilll ‘G’ SKAD Training: Overall Objective
At the heart of the initiative lies the concept of an “Add-on,” denoting a supplementary component designed to amplify the capabilities of an existing system or arrangement. This term encapsulates an accessory that bolsters the functionality of a system. In this vein, SKAD represents these enhancers, accessories, and independent components seamlessly integrated into the realm of Special Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Equipment.
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.
In this 7th edition, SKAD has expanded its reach to a hybrid of universities and polytechnics, signaling a shift from previous editions, which exclusively catered to lecturers and technologists in polytechnics; and ushering in a new wave of batches, specifically catering to members of Academia from Universities.
Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons (SKAD), in partnership with TETFund has successfully concluded its 6th batch, on the 15th September, 2023, marking yet another milestone in its mission to bolster the technical proficiencies of lecturers and technologists in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
The TETFund Skill G Add-ons (SKAD) capacity-building initiative is back with its 5th batch of training, and it’s bigger and better than ever before.
SKAD’s primary focus is on equipping these professionals with the expertise needed to effectively utilize and maintain equipment provided to their institutions by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).