Zulum unveils vocational institute with 14 workshops in Shani

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The Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, had, on Friday, unveiled yet another Vocational Training Institute at Shani town, in the southern part of the state.

Emir of Shani, Alhaji Mohammed Nasir Mailafiya, was at the commissioning.

The institute has 14 workshops designed to train youth on tailoring and fashion design, hairdressing and cosmetology, welding, plumbing and pipe-fitting, carpentry and joinery, building technology, electrical works, solar panel and installation, automobile and mechatronics, agricultural technology, knitting and crocheting, aluminium fabrication, and ICT.

The institute is designed to train and graduate two sets of initial 2,000 trainees per annum with a plan to increase the capacity to 4,000 trainees every year.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Zulum noted that his administration will domesticate basic literacy and numeracy, digital literacy and vocational skills among people in rural areas.

Shani’s multi-billion vocational institute was one of two unveiled by Governor Zulum in southern Borno last week.

The governor had Thursday, unveiled a similar vocational training institute with 15 workshops in Biu town.

Zulum’s administration has so far built five Vocational Training Institutes and rehabilitated 19 small Technical Skills Centres across the state, including those owned by some community-based organisations (CBOs).