SKILLS ACQUISITION PROGRAM: FOLK TECHNICAL COMMENDS FUNAI
The Proprietor of Folk Technical College, Onu Nwakpu, Ikwo LGA of Ebonyi State, Chief Hon. Francis Eze Igwe has commended the Corporate Social Responsibility efforts of the Federal University-Ndufu-Alike on the people of its host community (Ikwo) and the environs. Chief Igwe who made this known in a letter of commendation addressed to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba said the University under her present leadership has indeed shown greater commitments to the development of its host community through some life-changing skills acquisition schemes it has initiated as part of her service to the host community, describing it as the first of its kind since the evolution of the community.
It could be recalled that FUNAI had in August to October 2016 partnered Folk Technical College in collaboration with the Industrial Training Fund, to train over 100 youths of the host community (Ikwo) in order to build their capacity to be self reliant in areas like carpentry, fashion and designing, paint making and manufacturing, catering, bead making and various other entrepreneurial activities.
The proprietor through the letter which read in part said: ‘’ indeed, you have further, through the program marketed the Trades/Courses Studied in FTC as well as her products to the outside world, thereby making us proud
‘’for this singular gesture of yours, we thank you immensely and pledge the best result should such opportunity call again in future’’.
The skills acquisition collaboration between the University, Folk Technical College, Ikwo and the Industrial Training Fund was one of the numerous programmes the Nwajiuba’s administration is using to improve the lives and livelihood of the members of the University’s host community.
It is expected that the beneficiaries of the empowerment programme would deploy the garnered skills and knowledge to enhance their lives and contribute meaningfully to the growth of their community.