NYSC coordinator seeks inclusion of skills acquisition in schools curriculum

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ILORIN – The Kwara State NYSC coordinator, Mr Abiodun Fagbemi, has called on the  federal and state governments to introduce  skills  acquisition as a compulsory subject in the nation’s schools  curriculum.

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Fagbemi, who made the call in Ilorin on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said this was imperative to reduce unemployment among youths.

He said the  NYSC had  introduced skills  acquisition into the  orientation course for corps members two years ago, adding that the initiative  had achieved  remarkable success.

Fagbemi  cited Japan as a country where students acquire skills while still in school, adding that most electronics and electrical appliances were manufactured by Japanese youths while still studying.

He expressed  joy that many of the  corps members that took part in the skills  acquisition programme were now gainfully employed.

Fagbemi, however, identified water and electricity as major challenges that confronted the Batch A   corps members  at the orientation camp.

He  appealed to the state government to assist in providing potable water and electricity during the next orientation course. (NAN)

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