NYSC Plans To Erect Skills Acquisition Centre in Ekiti
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has completed the laying the foundation of a Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Centre in Ekiti State to curb unemployment facing the youths and students after graduating from Nigerian tertiary institutions.
Speaking during the groundbreaking, the NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, said that students desirous of learning various vocations while schooling for economic empowerment could do so at the centre.
The centre is located at Iyin-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State, hometown of the NYSC DG.
When completed, the DG said the centre would be equipped with facilities to train corps members and others in 12 vocations that are in the NYSC SAED Curriculum.
They include agro-allied, food preservation and processing, culture and tourism, cosmetology, information and communications technology, environment, beautification/fashion design and construction.
Others are education, power and energy, film/photography and automobile engineering.
The NYSC scheme was created in a bid to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian Civil war. The unfortunate antecedents in our national history gave impetus to the establishment of the National Youth Service Corps by decree No.24 of 22nd May 1973 which stated that the NYSC is being established “with a view to the proper encouragement and development of common ties among the youths of Nigeria and the promotion of national unity”.
LASU Gives Explanation For Non-Matriculation Of Law Students
Lagos State University (LASU) has explained that it would not matriculate its newly admitted 100-level 2014/2015 Law students until the National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited the law programme of the institution.
The Dean, Students Affairs, Prof. Kabir Akinyemi, who made this disclosure, said that the university could not matriculate the students because the university was awaiting the accreditation of its Faculty of Law’s courses by the NUC.
“The new 100-level law students are not yet bona fide students of the institution because they have not been matriculated and have no matriculation numbers.
“The university is not bound by any law to enroll students, whose courses have not been accredited”, he said.
Akinyemi said that LASU actually did not advertise for vacancy in its Faculty of Law and other departments yet-to-be accredited, but the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) did.
The don said that it was until the faculty, among others had been accredited, before the fate of the students could be decided. (NAN)