The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it is partnering with industries to provide students with practical training and skills to increase their chances of employment in line with global trends.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdullahi Musa, stated this in Kaduna on Friday, during the matriculation of 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 undergraduate students of the university’s School of Continuing Education.
Musa explained that the partnership was also to expose the students to real-life scenarios that would enable them to stand out among their peers when they graduate.
He urged the students to take advantage of the opportunities that the university provide to develop their global employability, skills acquisition, and critical thinking skills.
He said that the university was committed to providing quality education and expected nothing less than excellence from the students.
According to him, for the students to succeed in today’s world, they must focus on global employability, skills acquisition, critical thinking skills, and active learning.
“In today’s interconnected world, it is important that you acquire the skills and knowledge that will make you employable not only locally but globally.
“We want you to be able to compete on a global scale and to be able to contribute meaningfully to the development of the world.
“Our curriculum is designed to give you a global perspective, to expose you to different cultures, and to equip you with the skills you need to succeed in the global marketplace.”
He pointed out that the world was changing at a rapid pace, adding that employers are looking for individuals with skills that will be relevant to the current labour market.
He stressed the importance of acquiring relevant skills to the chosen field of study, boasting that KASU has put in place programmes to develop skills that would be relevant to the developmental needs of the county.
“Also, in today’s world, it is not enough to acquire knowledge. You must be able to apply that knowledge in practical situations, and this requires critical thinking skills.
“We want you to be able to analyse information critically, ask questions and challenge assumptions.
“Our curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking skills, and we expect you to apply these skills in your academic work and beyond.
“We equally believe that learning is a continuous process, and it is important that you take an active role in your own learning.
“I encourage you to participate in class discussions, ask questions and engage your lecturers and peers in academic discourse to sharpen your thoughts and ideas,” the vice-chancellor said.