By Therese Nanlong, Jos
The Industrial Training Fund, ITF has raised considerations that regardless of the development in expertise acquisition, Nigeria is but to be a member of the World Skills Summit, a physique which supplies alternative for deliberations on expertise growth insurance policies and frameworks for brand new age, showcases world improvements and finest practices in addition to ensures platform for networking and interactions with leaders from industries and governments.
The Director-General of the ITF, Sir Joseph Ari who raised the considerations famous that earlier than a rustic develops, it takes expertise to construct and preserve infrastructure and if Nigeria doesn’t belong to the physique, the nation could be left behind in new tendencies in expertise wanted to interact in modern competitions with different nations of the world.
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Ari who spoke with journalists on the Fund’s headquarters in Jos the place he unveiled the second part of ITF reviewed imaginative and prescient tagged: Strategies for Mandate Actualization burdened that having recognized the benefit of belonging to such a physique, processes have commenced to see the nation registered in order that it might be left in a doldrum with out of date concepts.
While highlighting the totally different methods that will be adopted to make sure the acceleration of the impartation of technical vocational expertise to Nigerians and fill the talents gaps, the DG added the Fund would commercialized a few of its actions to lift funds as expertise growth could be very capital intensive and insufficient funds would positively restrict its operations.
His phrases, “It is a tragic commentary that up until this time of our nationhood, Nigeria shouldn’t be but a member of the World Skills Summit, you can not develop your nation with out expertise, it takes expertise to arrange the infrastructure, it takes expertise to keep up the infrastructure, every part comes below the fold of expertise and when you don’t belong to this world physique, you gained’t know concerning the new tendencies in expertise growth. They solely promote these tendencies to member nations.
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“Every yr, they go for competitions the place nations compete to point out capability in modern expertise and inventive information and the world decides whether or not yours had attained the usual required internationally. If you don’t belong to this physique, you can not go for such competitions and also you stay at the hours of darkness. ITF has taken the lead that Nigeria should come out of the wooden and register, if we now have completed this a very long time in the past, WD would have been a member. It is a nationwide concern.
“Everybody that is a policy maker or a practitioner of skills development should join force with ITF to ensure that Nigeria is registered as a member of World Skills Summit. Skills development is capital intensive, it takes a lot of money to set up industrial skills training centre but we are an ambitious organization, we want to move fast and impact the Nigerian society, we are prudent with available resources that is why we are able to attain the goals we have attained so far.”