About 200 undergraduates of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) benefitted from a five-day vocational training organised by vocation institution, Gazzelle Academy in partnership with Fidelity Bank.
The students learnt tailoring and stoning design, as well as make up artistry. They were also exposed to knowledge about branding, finance, marketing, and other business skills.
Founder of the institute, Muna Onuzo, said she was impressed with the students’ quick learning, especially as they had got no prior training in those areas.
“The students impressed us with their quick and intuitive learning, which further justifies and reinforces the fact that Nigerians are gifted. Though it was an accelerated learning process, the beneficiaries finished their projects in time. We were pleased with their creativity, discipline and thirst to learn. When we saw what they produced after just two days of practical skill training, it became an emotional journey for my team; the Fidelity bank representatives who were our sponsors and the beneficiaries,” she said.
Onuzo advised all tertiary students to learn a vocation before graduation to help them survive if they don’t get ready-made jobs.
“With retrenchments all over the corporate community, we believe the youth should be equipped with at least one practical skill that would give them a fighting chance to survive if they are not able to find a job after graduation,” she said. The students were given sewing machines, pressing irons and makeup kits at the end of the training.
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