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By Maryam Aminu & Emmanuel Daudu- Jigawa

Youth & Civil Society Coalition for Development, YCSCD, has commenced a three days training workshop for one thousand five hundred (1,500) career masters selected across junior and senior secondary schools in Jigawa state with the theme: “Guidance and Counselling, Basic Digital Literacy”.

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The opening ceremony which was held at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Hall, Jigawa state secretariat complex Dutse, Jigawa State was crowded with men of timbers and caliber across all spheres of life.

The President of the organization, Comr. Aminu Aminu while giving his opening remarked emphasized that the role of guidance and counseling can’t be overemphasized pointing out that there is a need to revive the unit in our education system if the country wants to make its younger generation a priority to getting career selection guidance right for essential national development.

Speaking at the event, the immediate past Comptroller General of the Nigerian Custom, Muhammad Babandede MFR Rtd noted that there is a need for Self respect and self-esteem of the Nigerian students pointing out that teachers/lecturers should inculcate Social and emotional intelligence on their students.

However, Mal. Khashifu Abdullahi, CCIE, Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, in his welcome address shared his story of how Muhammad Babandede counseled him which has birthed him to where he is today.

Inuwa who also represented the Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isah Ali Ibrahim Pantami urged teachers to make efficient use of the knowledge to be acquired under these three days of training and pass it across to the students for a multiplier effect.

Earlier, the Executive Governor of Jigawa State, His Excellency, Muhammad Badaru ably represented by the Commissioner for Education, Lawan Yunusa Dan Zomo appreciated the organisers of the event as he wished participants a wonderful learning exercise.

Also, the Chairman governing board, YCSCD, Elder Ayo Thomas, and the National Vice President, YCSCD, Mr. Martins Igwe while giving their goodwill messages thanked His Excellency, Muhammad Badaru for his immense contribution toward the staging of the event.

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