The Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons (SKAD) capacity-building training resumed today with its 10th Batch. SKAD is an initiative of TETFund and Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited. This program builds the capacities of lecturers and technologists from tertiary institutions across the federation. Participants undergo training on the use and maintenance of equipment delivered to their institutions by TETFund. This training specially focuses on the addition of extra components to the equipment sent to their respective institutions.
SKAD 10: Enhancing SET Education in Nigeria
The 10th cohort of the SKAD training features 32 lecturers and technologists from universities across South-Eastern Nigeria. Participants were drawn from Imo State University Owerri, Abia State University Uturu, Micheal Okpala University of Agriculture Umudike, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Enugu State University of Science & Technology, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli. These academics would undergo a 5-day training on Science Education Technology (SET) in the fields of Autotronics, Mechatronics, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning (RAC) and Electronics.
SKAD 10: Opening Event
Skill ‘G’ Project Manager Engr. Okolie Chijioke Sampson moderated the opening event for SKAD 10. The proceedings began with the singing of the Nigerian national anthem and recital of pledge, which set the pace for the rest of the events.
In his welcome address, the moderator gave a brief overview of Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited, its history, milestones and previous initiatives that have culminated into SKAD. The participants introduced themselves, their respective institutions, and their fields under SKAD.
Next, the participants met the experts and resource persons assigned to SKAD. This list included the Project Coordinator of Skill ‘G’, Deputy Project Manager and other experts in their respective fields within SKAD.
SKAD 10: Conclusion
With SKAD, TETFund and Skill ‘G’ have put the Nigerian academia on the driving seat of Science Education Technology. This will ultimately produce a ripple effect that would substantially trickle down from the academics to students.
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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