NDE begins training of 1,542 youth nationwide



The National Directorate of Employment () has commenced training of 1,542 beneficiaries of its Advanced National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (A-NOAS) nationwide.

The Acting Director General of , Mr Abubakar Nuhu-Fikpo disclosed this while addressing some of the beneficiaries in Kano.

Nuhu-Fikpo, who was represented by Mr Musa Ibrahim, said two beneficiaries were selected each of the 44 local government areas of Kano State.

He said that the beneficiaries had passed through the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS), which qualified them for the A-NOAS training.

“B-NOAS is a scheme through which unemployed school leavers are recruited and attached to master craftsmen and women in the informal sector or to Skills Acquisition Centres to acquire marketable vocational skills for decent job opportunities.

“The trainers impart skills to the trainees using training facilities in their workshops or the NDE skills centres.

“The A-NOAS is designed for artisans who graduated B-NOAS. It is aimed at upgrading their skills to higher levels of competence.” Nuhu-Fikpo said.

The DG while congratulating the beneficiaries, urged them to use given to them to be self reliant, and that benefit them.

“There are many people the street looking for such an opportunity, but could not get it, therefore, I am appealing to you and the state to take it seriously”, he added.

Zainab Muhammad, one of the benefiariaries who is benefiting from satellite engineering training, said that the gesture will assist her in many ways, especially to further her education.

“I am so to be part of this training, I wrote exams various occasions but was not able to pass, not to talk of getting admission.

“But this development, I can be self-reliant and also have courage and confidence to further my education.

“From the beginning, I was discouraged, I was the only female in the satellite engineering unit, but the of my parents, I was able to endure,” she said. (NAN)