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Upgrading the auto repair practice system

The occasion began with the arrival of the honourable minister of state for commerce, industry and hon. Minister of labour and productivity and the SA…

The occasion began with the arrival of the honourable minister of state for commerce, industry and hon. Minister of labour and productivity and the SA to Mr. President on informal sector. A welcoming address was given by the Director general of NAC,Engr.  Aminu Jalal after which goodwill messages followed from the guests. The keynote address was from the honourable minister of labour and productivity, Senator Ibrahim Kazaure. In his keynote address the honourable mentioned that “ the curriculum will promote employability of Nigerian mechanis that hitherto  are on their way-out of jobs for lack of competence in modern skills needed to repair modern vehicular fleets in Nigeria.”

The book, Abuja  The Federal Trade Test III,II &I Curriculum For Automotive Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme(Informal Sector ) Training & Certification has three hundred and forty four pages of curriculum containing modules, assessment criteria and task and also the learning content itself. There is also a reference for the different training modules. The book is to help auto technicians to possess broad  base knowledge and ability to work with electronic diagnostic equipment and computer based technical reference materials.

The curriculum was review by Engr. Francis Udeh, Head of Training, Mercedes Benz ANAMMCO. The representative of Auto stakeholders were the MD General Motors- A.O. Aerenyeka and the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Automile Technical Assosiation (NATA) Comrade David Ajetunmobi. In his remarks Comrade David  Ajetunmobi stress out three points that will make the curriculum a successful effort from NAC. 1. The would need help from NAC to ‘arrange and conclude the third phase of the Skills Upgrading TRAining Programme on Vehicle Maintenance , workshop ethics and Mechatronics which is suppose to be for the South- West zone after Kaduna and Enugu training. 2. Prompt provision of grants for mechatronics tools and training equipment s for the selected pilot states. This will make the training programme accessible to those in the informal economy. 3. Express processing of NAC/NATA bank loans scheme since all arrangement have been concluded. NATA requested N4 billion naira from the Automotive Development Fund to assist a good number of our deserving members with appropriate training. NATA estimates that two million five hundred thousand auto technicians to benefit from this scheme across the federation. NATA recognises access to funding as the greatest impediment for the micro, small and medium scale business development, growth and expansion all over the world and that this access will greatly complement the value of this curriculum.  

The book is accessible at NAC, The Federal Ministry of Employment, Labour & Productivity, Mechatronic   Training Centre scattered across the federation, GTZ, federal Ministry of Transport, NUC Centre Design of Automotives and the office of the SA to Mr President on Informal Sector.

It is a curriculum for every auto technician in Nigerian to upgrade the practice of auto repairs and maintenance.

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