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NASFAT tasks students on employability skills


The Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), an Islamic religious prayer group, has urged Muslim youths and students of Fountain University in Osogbo to embrace employability skills to align themselves with the present realities due to technological advancement and also explore the benefits embedded in such skills.

President of NASFAT, Mr. Olaniyi Yusuf, gave the advice at the weekend during the employability skills workshop organised by NASFAT in collaboration with the National Empowerment Economic Committee for Students of Fountain University in Osogbo.

Yusuf said: “The employability workshop is focused on world of work in preparing youths for the task ahead due to the continuous advancement in technology.

“The workshop would help youths to know how technology is really influencing work and also the systematic changes which they must work with and how they would also explore the benefits.

“The education system in Nigeria was not in conformity with the present educational realities due to some challenges that needed urgent attention.

“The curriculum in tertiary institutions is not in conformity with what the industry requires and the need for total overhauling of the entire process must be considered.

“What you don’t have, you cannot give and that is the reason why we need to invest in training and retraining of teachers and also ensuring that students embraced the industrial training exercise set aside to gain more experience.”

The NASFAT boss, therefore, said the next phase of the NASFAT employability workshop would be held across the northwestern part of the country in Abuja, adding that the second phase was in Osun, which carries along Oyo and Ekiti.

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