Skill G Add-Ons : Empowering Nigerian Academia with Technical Skills marks the commencement of an exciting era in technical education for Nigeria’s academic community. Developed in partnership with TETFund, SKAD is dedicated to enhancing the technical competence of lecturers and technologists in public tertiary institutions across the nation.
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. Additionally, this edition represents a shift from Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to Science Education and Training (SET).
The institutions participating in SKAD 7 include Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Yaba College Of Technology, Nasarawa State University, Keffi Nasarawa State, Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State, University Of Abuja, and Kogi State University Ayingba.
SKAD: Diverse Training Tracks
SKAD offers a comprehensive training experience with four distinctive tracks: Autronics, Electronics, Mechatronics, and RAC (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning). These tracks equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge required for the use and maintenance of upgraded equipment.
SKAD 7:Opening Event
SKAD 7’s opening event was moderated by Engr. Okolie Chijioke Sampson, Skill ‘G’s project manager. It commenced with the stirring rendition of the Nigerian national anthem and the national pledge. Participants introduced themselves, their institutions, and their respective tracks within the SKAD program. Engr. Sampson provided an in-depth overview of Skill ‘G’ Nigeria and the SKAD initiative, emphasizing its milestones, specialization, and mission. He also acknowledged the pivotal role played by TETFund and its Executive Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono, in bringing SKAD to fruition.
The heads of each SKAD track took the stage to introduce the newly incorporated components. Engr. Kalu Olua presented Autronics, unveiling a toolbox of fundamental components to aid participants on their SKAD journey. Engr. Osmond Ugwuanyi represented Mechatronics, offering insights into what participants could expect during the program. Engr. Olawale Balogun, representing RAC (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning), introduced participants to add-ons and discussed the enhanced technology employed at SKAD. Engr. Daniel Eneh spoke on behalf of the Electronics track, providing a glimpse of the add-ons and what participants could anticipate during their training.
A Bright Future for Technical Education
The opening event of SKAD 7 serves as a mere glimpse into the transformative journey that participants from Nigerian academia are embarking upon. With the guidance of experts and the enriched curriculum of Skill ‘G’ add-ons, the future of technical education in Nigeria shines brightly, promising to elevate the standards of technical proficiency across the nation’s academic institutions.
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.
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