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ITF Denies Sponsoring Students Abroad

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Joel Ajayi

The management of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF has described the purported publication by some Online Newspapers, alleging sponsorship of Nigerian students abroad as the handiwork of mischief makers.

In a statement made available to newsmen, in Abuja on Monday, by the Public Affairs department ITF, they states that

” The attention of the management of the Industrial Training Fund has been drawn to some online publications alleging that the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC as part of its two-day solidarity strike with members of the Academic Staff Union of Nigeria University, ASUU, has listed names of Nigerians and public civil servants and institutions for picketing.

Our initial reactions were to dismiss the purported press statement credited to NLC, but that may further strengthen and serve as a basis for mischief makers who dwell in misleading the public about government policies.”

The statement further explained the mandate of the Industrial Trust Fund

Established in 1971, the Industrial Training Fund has operated consistently and painstakingly within the context of its enabling laws Decree 47 of 1971 as Amended in the 2011 ITF ACT the objective for which the Fund was established has been pursued vigorously and efficaciously. In the four decades of its existence, the ITF has not only raised training consciousness in the economy, but has also helped in generating a corps of skilled indigenous manpower which has been manning and managing various sectors of the national economy.


Over the years, pursuant to its statutory responsibility, the ITF has expanded its structures, developed training programs, and reviewed its strategies, operations, and services in order to meet the expanding, and changing demands for skilled manpower in the economy.

“In line with the mandate the industrial training fund does not sponsor Nigeria students overseas or offer scholarships to foreign students or any Nigeria schooling abroad, rather it collaborates with other supervisory institutions like the National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, and the Nigeria University Commission, NUC in the area of Technical and Skill acquisitions that are in line with the mandate and also send their staff overseas to acquire global best practices in skills

“As part of its responsibilities, the ITF provides Direct Training, Vocational and Apprentice Training, Research and Consultancy Service, Reimbursement of up to 50% Training contribution paid by employers of labour registered with it, and administers the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). It also provides human resource development information and training technology service to industry and commerce to enhance their manpower capacity and in-house training delivery effort.

The main thrust of ITF programs and services is to stimulate human performance, improve productivity, and induce value-added production in industry and commerce. Through its SIWES and Vocational and Apprentice Training Programmes, the Fund also builds capacity for graduates and youth self-employment, in the context of Small Scale Industrialization, in the economy.

The Industrial Training Fund is a grade ‘A’ Parastatal operating under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. It has been operating for 50 years as a specialist agency that promotes and encourages the acquisition of industrial and

Continued, the Public Affairs Department while appealing to media institutions and practitioners whom he described as partners in progress appealed to the media not to allow it selves to be used to mislead the public.

The management wishes to reemphasize that it does not sponsor students overseas rather it is their staffs that go to study overseas to acquire skills in global best practices, appeal to media practitioners to verify their stories before going to the press,

As an institution the ITF like any other Government Agency, parastatals are open to scrutiny, as a statutory agency whose books are subject to verifications and auditing by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, OAGoF, and the Auditor General of the Federation, AGoF and budgetary by the National Assembly.

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Proprietor urges outgoing students to be good ambassadors

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The proprietor JFK Progressive School, Pastor Kayode Jegede, on Saturday has urged graduants  to be good ambassadors as they move to the next level of their academic pursuit.


The proprietor urges  graduands to always remember the good moral they learnt in school which includes: the fear of God, hard work, honesty and humility, in all their endeavours.


“My advice to the graduants is that they should always remember that they must be the best in all character.


They should remember that they are good ambassador of JFK and always continue to keep  the good name of the school.


“They should continue to aspire higher and the sky is the limit for them because  I see them going places, they are the leaders of tomorrow,”he said.


According to him, the school started in 2011 when it was  name ‘JFK International School’


“We change the name later  to JFK Progressive School due to some internal arrangement.


“Since we started the school have gone far, we thank God for where we are today, we are writing  West African Examinations Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO) in our school.


“Our students  wrote  Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) score 250 and above, this is first set   of SS3 graduating .
“Some of them also sat forJunior Secondary School Certificate (JSCE) and  West African Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) they did well.


“We are expecting results from WAEC and I believe they will have outstanding results,” he said.


He noted that the school participated in a school talent competition and they did well.
“The school participated in a talent hunt competition organized by Christ Embassy church in Lugbe. We came second.


He added that the motto of the school is: Knowledge, Progress and Excellence. 
On his part, the school administrator,  Kabiru Yabubu, said the school is committed to the success of each student.
“We make sure that we touch the area that will bring the best in our students, we always come out with good  results whenever we go for any school competition.


” We face challenges and we are committee to slove any challenges that come out way.
 “We have some students that were not doing well when they came here by God grace they are doing well.


“We work in the area we they are lacking to put them in the same level with their pairs.
“We build them for a better tomorrow,”he said.
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