Nigerian universities are coming to terms with graduate unemployment in the country. Since degree and postgraduate degree certificates can no longer put food on the table, students and former students are now encouraged to acquire skills that would enable them to set up a business of their own.
The irony is that the training programmes are conducted within the four walls of many a university offering courses like engineering, vocational education, business administration and pharmacy. In other words, the universities know they have not been preparing their students for self-employment.
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is one institution that does not feel ashamed of inviting experts to its campuses to teach its students valuable skills. Now on its website is an advertisement for “ADMISSION INTO 2018/2019 PROFICIENCY TRAINING SKILLS”.
“The Centre for Technical Vocational Education, Training and Research (CETVETAR-UNN) hereby invites students, staff and members of the public into her various training skills scheduled to commence on September 14, 2018 – December 15, 2018.”
Then, it lists its training programmes:
Business Development Strategies
UNIT A: ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT
Hats and Caps Making
Paint Making and Production
UNIT B: BEAUTY CARE AND COSMETOLOGY
Cosmetology (Production of Cosmetics, Soaps, Perfume etc.)
Beauty Care (Pedicure, Manicure etc.)
UNIT C: FOOD PROCESSING AND PRESERVATION
Cake and Bread Making
Fruit Juice Making
Yoghurt and Ice Cream Making
Meat Pies/Snacks Making
UNIT E: ICT SKILLS
MS-Word Office Suites
Social Media Networks
Web Content Management
Graphic Design/ Blogging
Professional Internet Research
DATE: September 14, 2018 – December 15, 2018.
TIME: 4:00pm – 6pm (Fridays) Saturdays 9am – 3pm (Minimum of 96 hours of Intensive Training)
VENUE: Centre for Technical Vocational Education, Training and Research, UNN
APPLICATION FEE: #1, 500.00
DURATION: 3 Months
CERTIFICATION: Certificate of Proficiency of CETVETAR-UNN will be issued to those who successfully completed the Training Programme)
Participants should visit the Centre to complete their Registration Form at the Office (2nd Floor, Faculty of Education). Should you require further information, you may wish to contact us at email@example.com or call: 08185706536, 07054258185 or 07036062515 or. ALL PAYMENTS SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DESIGNATED ACC NAME: CTR for Tech. Voc. Educ. Training & Res., BANK: Zenith Bank Plc ACCOUNT NO: 1014212371. Candidates can also download Application Form via here
PRINCE NWEKE ONYEMAECHI
Associate Coordinator of Skills Training
For: Director, CETVETAR-UNN