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Develop Skills In Modern Technology, TETFund Boss Charges Lecturers

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has charged lecturers overseeing career centres in colleges of education to develop skills in modern technology and pass on relevant knowledge to students to make them employable and competitive with their peers globally.

The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Sonny Echono, gave the charge at a one-day workshop on ‘Emerging areas of students needs in beneficiary institutions’ held in Abuja.

Echono disclosed that TETFund introduced the Career Services Center to complement other programs in tertiary institutions.

He noted that the workshop was conceived mainly for the purpose of brainstorming over some identified areas of intervention that are seen to be highly beneficial not only to the institutions, but also to students who are the ultimate beneficiaries of all the interventions in the tertiary institutions.

Speaking further on the career centers, he said they “provide information for students on trends in the job market, opportunities, and requisite skills as well as linkages with the employment industries including the alumni of the institutions.

“They provide students with tools for self-assessment to identify their interests, strengths, weaknesses and prospects. Career centers further provide counselling, guidance, and support to all students.”

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