Aliko Dangote University begins skills acquisition programme

Wudil (Kano State) – As part of efforts to help students become self-reliant, the management of Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, has implemented skill acquisition.

Prof. Musa Yakasai, the university’s vice chancellor, revealed this to reporters in Wudil on Wednesday.

According to Yakasai, the students were receiving training in a variety of skills, including welding, hair styling, soap production, and room freshener.

According to him, the program’s objective was to give students a variety of entrepreneurial skills while they were enrolled in their regular academic courses.

The training will assist the students in comprehending the theoretical ideas they learned in the textbooks, as well as “their real-life applications, life advancement opportunities, as well as career equipping and preparatory knowledge for the future,” according to the vice chancellor.

He claimed that in order to help students meet their financial needs, the university’s administration under his direction had also opened up a channel for them to apply for little, menial jobs on campus.

Additionally, he said that the college had completely renovated its female dorms to provide students with a clean and comfortable place to live.

“We have renovated all the toilet facilities in the hostels, and have decongested the rooms by providing more buildings which have been renovated and converted to hostel accommodation.

“We make sure that each room of the female hostels contains only six students so that they will have a conducive atmosphere for learning.

“We have also provided a 91-litre capacity water reservoir, incase of electricity failure in the female hostels,” Yakasai said.

He also said that state-of-the-art facilities had been provided in the university’s modern Library to enhance effective learning.

He also disclosed that modern solar electricity lightening had been provided in all parts of the university’s campus to ensure the security and safety of both the staff and students.

The vice chancellor noted that his administration had introduced additional measures for internal revenue generation drive, in addition to students’ registration fees.

“We are also planning to make use of 17 acres of land for irrigation and mechanized farming, which will enhance our revenue generation drive.

“We have also formed a consultancy services unit, which will be used for offering consultancy services to the general public, and at the same time generating revenue for the institution,” he said.