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FG to partner Abuja Chamber of Commerce to foster skills Development

FG to partner Abuja Chamber of Commerce to foster skills Development

In a landmark collaborative effort aimed at advancing skills development and bridging the gap between Education and industry, the Ministry of Education and the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) have joined forces to drive socioeconomic growth in Nigeria.

This collaboration was highlighted at a meeting between the Ministry of Education, led by Honourable Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman where key stakeholders convened to discuss strategies for enhancing practical skills integration into formal Education.

Galaxy TV reports that Prof. Mamman emphasized the pivotal role of the Private Sector in Nigeria's Educational landscape, urging Private Universities to offer distinct Programs to complement Public Institutions.
He lauded the initiative of the ACCI International University, which aligns with the goals of providing practical skills and leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Agreement for economic growth.

Additionally, the Minister commended the work of the BEST Centre in promoting skills development, echoing the Ministry's commitment to integrating practical skills from Primary to Tertiary levels.
In line with Prof. Mamman's views, the Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu, reiterated the significance of securing funds from both Public and Private sources to support Research and Development endeavors, particularly in combating COVID-19 and improving Economic activities.
He emphasized the need for local utilization of Research findings and products to enhance industrial growth, urging increased uptake of locally produced solutions.

Chief Emeka Obegolu, President of the ACCI, emphasized the Chamber's commitment to enhancing skills training and entrepreneurship through collaboration with the Government.
He proposed partnerships with the Ministry of Education to promote innovation and investment in Educational infrastructure, highlighting the establishment of the ACCI Continental University dedicated to advancing the goals of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

The collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Education and the ACCI signified a significant step towards achieving Nigeria's socioeconomic development goals by empowering its workforce with relevant skills and knowledge.

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