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NBTE boss calls for national skills fund to empower informal sectors

The Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Professor Idris Bugaje, has called for the creation of the National Skills Development Fund (NSDF) to…

The Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Professor Idris Bugaje, has called for the creation of the National Skills Development Fund (NSDF) to support the informal skills sector in the country.

According to him, the government needs to support and fund such sectors that have the potential to reinvent the nation’s economy.

Professor Bugaje stated this at the graduation of 23 Panteka Artisans who acquired National Skills Qualification (Level 3) through Recognition of Prior Learning at the Centre for Technology Development at Kaduna Polytechnic.

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Earlier, the Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic, Dr. Suleiman Umar said the polytechnic offered to train 70 artisans to acquire the NSQ Level 3 Qualification in their respective trades as a corporate social responsibility, at no cost to the artisans or the Panteka Association in 2021, having resolved to key into the National Skills Qualification Framework that was approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria and coordinated by the National Board for Technical Education.

 

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