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Minister Chris Ngige advocates reform of Nigeria’s education curriculum

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Dr. Chris Ngige, Nigerian Minister of Labour and Productivity

The Minister of Labour and
Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has called for a reform of the nation’s
education curriculum to emphasise skill acquisition and improve the
quality of graduates. Ngige made the
call in Umuahia on Thursday, during the graduation of the first set of
the Abia State Education-for-Employment programme.

He
regretted that the present curriculum only prepared students for
white-collar jobs, saying that the situation had  compounded the
nation’s unemployment problem.
He said
that current economic realities required a curriculum that would promote
practical education and skill acquisition by students.
The minister charged the graduands, who trained in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), to put into practice the skill they acquired in order to become job creators rather than job-seekers.
He commended the Abia government for the initiative which, he said, could take the teeming graduates out of the labour market.
“Nigerian
students must learn skills in order to employ themselves and others; it
is the only way to check the current situation where they idle away
their time, many years after graduation,”
he said.
The minister also spoke on the agitation for restructuring and devolution of power to the states.
“The Federal Government is interested in restructuring; restructuring is not resource control.
“Restructuring will enable states to develop themselves. Devolution of power to states will promote healthy competition,” he said.
Ngige said that the Federal Government would equip students that acquired skills to start their own businesses.
In his speech, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu said that the programme was part of the intitiative adopted by his administration to provide jobs for the youths.
Ikpeazu
said that government would employ 10 of the graduands, from each of the
17 local government areas, to man the ICT units of the state government
job centres.
The former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, who
delivered the key-note address, encouraged the graduands to utilise
their skills and strive to reach the peak of their careers.

Obi
charged governments at all levels to invest more in human resource
development than physical infrastructure, in order to secure the
nation’s future.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and the Registrar and Chief Executive of National Board for Technical Education, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, were among those that presented goodwill messages at the occasion.
NAN reports that 472 persons graduated from the programme.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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