Abia State Polytechnic Activate Skills Acquisition As Panacea To Unemployment in Nigeria Posted by News Mirror, 16 June, 2021

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Among the major challenges facing Nigeria today is high unemployment rate. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigeria at present, has an unemployment rate of 33.3 percent which is said to be among the highest in the world.

With a saturated labour market, skill acquisition has become one of the avenues through which young men and women can become job creators instead of job seekers.

The management of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba is aware of the importance of entrepreneurship education in today’s Nigeria. The school which was established in 1992 is poised to contribute its quota in the drastic reduction of unemployment through the introduction of skill acquisition programmes.

As a practical demonstration of its determination to empower young Abians, the institution has rolled out IT based courses for aspiring entrepreneurs, school leavers, unemployed graduates and IT students who have been seeking the opportunity for self development and financial freedom.

The programme is designed to empower Abians on Automotive computer diagnostics and fault analysis technology, graphics design and computer application, solar (PV) panel system assembling and installation technology and advanced CCTV installation technology.

Others are computer hardware assembling and repairs, mobile phone repair and assembling technology, car tracking technology and car air-conditioning repairs installation and maintenance.

The school is also offering courses on writing of business plan for loan assessment to start a business.

Interested candidates are to obtain the application forms at the office of the Dean, Center for Evening Programmes and Continuous Education, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, ABA Block.

The applicants are to pay a non-refundable fee of five thousand (5,000) naira.

For further enquires, interested applicants should contact MINDA’s Office Enterprise Innovation Technology, Unit DC Block, ABIAPOLY ABA or log on Abia Poly portal at www.abiastatepolytechnic.edu.ng

They can also call:

08030913379, 08035006014, 07060526268.

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