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JAMB REGISTRAR ENCOURAGES GRADUATES TO EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, emphasizes that tangible skills, rather than

JAMB REGISTRAR ENCOURAGES GRADUATES TO EXPLORE ALTERNATIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, emphasizes that tangible skills, rather than university degrees, will be crucial for Nigerian graduates in securing employment. In his convocation lecture at Kwara State University (KWASU) titled “Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning – Prerequisites of the Digital Age,” Prof. Oloyede asserts that degrees alone will no longer guarantee job opportunities in the country.

He encourages Nigerians to embrace lifelong learning and adapt to the challenges of the information age, stressing the importance of being prepared to change as circumstances unfold. Prof. Oloyede underscores the value of practical application in learning and highlights relearning as the ability to swiftly and effectively acquire new skills, knowledge, and perspectives.

In addressing graduating students, he emphasizes the necessity of cultivating a mindset that accommodates continuous learning, relearning, and unlearning, describing these as essential elements for successful living in today’s Information Age. Prof. Oloyede foresees new opportunities emerging in the high-tech sector, emphasizing that skills not traditionally taught in conventional schools will be in demand in the evolving professional landscape

Oloyede cautioned that relying solely on degrees would no longer ensure job security, emphasizing the critical role of demonstrable skills. He highlighted the importance of learning, relearning, and unlearning, stating that these skills are vital in navigating the challenges of the information age. Oloyede urged everyone to embrace lifelong learning and adaptability to thrive in an evolving world.

Addressing Wellcome, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh, commended the significant impact of TETFund on the university’s development, emphasizing its pivotal role in constructing key structures. He expressed gratitude for the support, stating that TETFund has played a crucial role in realizing the institution’s vision for a conducive learning environment.

Professor Jimoh acknowledged the aesthetic enhancement brought about by state-of-the-art academic buildings and research facilities, fostering creativity and collaboration. He made additional requests for TETFund’s assistance in constructing the second phase of the Senate building, expanding the library, and implementing the Smart-City Hostel Model capable of accommodating over twenty thousand students.

Concluding, the Professor of Islamic Medicine and Theology expressed appreciation to TETFund for their ongoing support to the institution

He emphasized, “The Fund’s consistent support has played a pivotal role in the development of significant structures within KWASU.

“From cutting-edge academic buildings to offices and research facilities, TETFund has contributed to realizing our vision of creating a conducive learning environment for both students and faculty.”

While acknowledging the aesthetic improvement brought about by these buildings, he observed that they have “cultivated a dynamic atmosphere that nurtures creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration among our students and faculty members. They have evolved into focal points that capture the attention and admiration of all visitors.”

Consequently, he presented additional requests to TETFund, seeking assistance in constructing the second phase of the Senate building, expanding the library, and implementing the Smart-City Hostel Model capable of accommodating over twenty thousand students in a clustered layout.

Expressing gratitude, the Professor of Islamic Medicine and Theology extended his thanks to the Fund for their continued support to the institution.

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