The Technical University (Tech-U) , Ibadan has graduated another 154 students from its Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurial Training (TVET). The students, now TVET Alumni were trained in Poultry management and Fish Farming.
While fielding questions from journalists, Professor Ayobami Salami, Vice Chancellor, TECH-U said the university has trained more than 300 students so far under its Youth empowerment program and plan to hit the 1000 mark by the end of 2019. He noted that as one of the flagship program, it is expected to curb unemployment in the country.
He said this particular set of students were trained in conjunction with the ministry of Niger Delta and Dosmark CJ and Oil Investment Limited
Commenting on the collaboration, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor, Dr. Usani Uguru Usani noted that similar training were ongoing in other institutions and some of the participants were Libya Returnees.
Represented by the Director of Economic Empowerment, Mr Ibrahim Akanya, Usani urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the opportunity. “The institution has all the facilities we need and that is why we choose to partner with Tech-U” , he said
With a certificate in Poultry management and #300,000 take off grant, beneficiaries were eager to show their appreciation. Alfred Vincent, a business man and one of the beneficiaries from Edo state said the training was very helpful as it helped him spot the missing link in his business and he hoped to be able to utilize it to make more profit. He described Tech-U as “an innovation that is first to none”. Antigawan Ubi, another participant said “I have learnt something new and I hope it will help me create more jobs in my community.” Thank you to Tech-U and the Ministry of Niger Delta