Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons (SKAD), in partnership with TETFund, has successfully concluded its 6th batch, marking yet another milestone in its mission to bolster the technical proficiencies of lecturers and technologists in Nigerian tertiary institutions. This initiative, aimed at enhancing the educational landscape, continues to make waves in Nigeria’s technical education ecosystem.
SKAD 6: Closing Event Unveiled
The culmination of SKAD 6 was nothing short of remarkable, as Engr. Okolie Sampson Chijioke, Project Manager of Skill ‘G,’ led the closing event. The gathering commenced with the national anthem and pledge. The moderator also paid homage to TETFund and its visionary Executive Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono, for initiating SKAD. The event featured a comprehensive recap of SKAD 6 activities, showcasing the add-ons and equipment set to revolutionize participating institutions. Engr. Sampson also lauded the SKAD 6 cohort for their exceptional dedication and enthusiasm, hinting at even more refined editions in the future.
SKAD 6: Testimonies Speak Volumes
Representatives from each SKAD class, including Autotronics, Mechatronics, Electronics, and RAC, shared their profound experiences and insights gained from the program.
Boyson Andrew from Federal Polytechnic Mubi, representing the Autotronics class, couldn’t contain his excitement about the autotronics diagnostic and troubleshooting sessions. He emphasized the importance of imparting both technological and entrepreneurial skills to students, thanks to SKAD.
Ibrahim Maina, from Yobe State Polytechnic, Geidam, spoke on behalf of the Mechatronics track, highlighting the significant benefits derived from the add-ons and software upgrades. He pledged to transfer this newfound knowledge to his institution’s students.
Engr. Babangida Mohammed, representing the Electronics track, marveled at the hands-on training expertise provided at SKAD. He compared it favorably to his previous training in Venice, Italy, describing his SKAD experience as “perfect.”
Dr. Sadiyanu Basir Danjuma represented the RAC track. He appreciated the facilitators for the add-ons and the components. He also suggested the addition of a simulation software for components design and systems diagnosis.
SKAD 6: A Fitting Conclusion
The closing event reached its climax as eight team leads received packages that included OTG convertibles and flash drives containing Skill ‘G’ catalogs, to be given to their rectors. The participants were then honored with well-deserved certificates, marking the conclusion of a highly impactful 5-day training program.
SKAD’s commitment to advancing technical education in Nigeria remains unwavering. Through collaborative efforts with TETFund and NBTE, these innovative initiatives are set to transform the nation’s technical education landscape, ushering in a new era of progress and development.
As SKAD continues to evolve and make strides, it brings the promise of a brighter future for Nigeria’s technical education sector. Stay tuned for more updates and the promising journey ahead with Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons.
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The Skill ‘G’ Add-ons Training (SKAD) program, a comprehensive Technical, Vocational, and Educational Training (TVET) sponsored by TETFund equips educators and technologists from Nigerian Tertiary Institutions with the latest industry-relevant skills and knowledge, ensuring they remain at the forefront of their domains.