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Acquire skill to enhance productivity – Udeze

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BESIDES academic pursuit, youths have been enjoined to take to skill acquisition. As skill acquired is knowledge gained which its value holds potentiality to create a future of significant import and could overtake academic certificate in relevance, where it projects geometric returns in investment.

Acting Director, Anambra State Library Board, Nkechi Udeze stated this at the skill acquisition programme for students and youths of Ifiitedunu and neghbouring towns, held at the Ifitedunu Civic Centre. Dr. Udeze noted that the training was in partnership with Igwe Emeka Ilounu, traditional ruler of Ifitedunu, who wants youths in his domain to be self-independent through skill acquisition and promised to sponsor the two best performing youths at the end of the training to start their business.

“If one can major in one of the skills presented here, it will help the person to excel in life. Instead of being idle or roaming the place, acquire skill that will help you. Acquire skill to enhance productivity. Before we started, we ask the participants to choose where to major; where their passion lies. If you follow your passion, you will listen and pay more attention to what you assimilate. With what we have been doing, some people have started their own businesses, most of these  people are those who have nothing doing before now.”

The programmme coordinator, Chukwuma Akubue declared that empowering youths remains a burning desire in him and that the problem of unemployment is a challenge that concerned citizens.. “We need to get our youths off the street and empower them with skills so that they can stand on their own and not depend on anyone.”

He said there would be a follow up on the participants to monitor their progress, besides form a community to teach them how to market their products online, since you have to sell your product by every available channel, than only the traditional marketing.

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