No fewer than 263 Army personnel on Friday received their certificates after completing the second quarter courses from the Nigerian Army Institute of Science Education and Technology (NAISET) in Ilorin.
Our correspondent reports that the graduation ceremony, which held at the auditorium of the NAISET, marked the end of middle career programmes across 10 different courses.
The programmes are designed to equip officers of the Nigerian Army with relevant knowledge that would strengthen the military operations in the country.
According to the Commandant of the institution, Maj.-Gen. S.S Ibrahim, the courses are geared towards enhancing the capacity of the participants in order to add value to their roles in their respective units.
“Our expectation is that the graduands would implement whatever they have learnt here in their various units in order to improve the military administsration and operation in the country,” Ibrahim said.
The commandant who said some of the courses undertaken are basics, urged the graduands to return back to the institution to enrol for advance level courses.
He assured that the institute wiould continue to maintain one of the major focus of the Nigerian Army which is hinged on training and retraining the officers in order to meet up with the dynamics of the military system.
However, in its bid to further expose its students to real life situations and other realities of the society, the commandant stated that “the third and fourth quarter courses will be more practical”.
While certificates were presented to all the graduates amid fanfare, special awards were also dolled out to outstanding participants across different categories of the courses.
Courses offered for the second quarter included NEAC Executive Management course 13/23; BEO/SEO CSE 1/23; Basic NAEC officer development course 26/23; Brigade/Supervisory education officer course 1/23 and Basic Statistic and curriculum development course 26/23.
Others are Basic map reading CSE 16/23; Advance french course 28/23; Advance Arabic course 28/23; Functional Arabic course 28/23 and NAEC NCO Specialist Course 27/23.