90% 0f our first batch of students were employed before they defended their projects. We are proud of Mrs Ibiam who is now working with an international Health Organization following her brilliant graduation in 2014.
Our Pharmacology students worked with leading Pharmaceutical Companies in Lagos and other states including Glaxosmith.
In spite of the existence of over 100 universities and over 120 polytechnics and similar institutions, in addition to hundreds of technical/vocational colleges, educational institutions in Nigeria has been largely disconnected from industrial and socio economic needs by consistent neglect of competence and placing undue emphasis on „paper qualification‟. Today, we have a country with working class population bloated with degrees, some have double PhD, MSc, HND, BSc, MBBS, OND etch but are grossly incompetent to deliver a number of specific skills needed to drive growth in various sectors. These people have the so call paper qualification but not the the skills to perform specific duties the industry need. This is the cause of increasing unemployment and poverty and insecurity in Nigeria. A similar scenario in UK, many years back resulted in setting up of a Working Group, chaired by Oscar de Ville, which drew attention to many deficiencies in the system and lead to the approval of the National Qualification framework (NQF) for the first time, which recognizes the skills individual acquired in non conventional school environment and provides a national system of training, acquisition of skills, and competitiveness needed to have a job. That report resulted in a change on placing emphasis on paper qualification but on a ability to perform certain works and responsibilities.
In recognition of this need, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration of 1998 makes it clear that acquisition of employable skills and labour is a fundamental human right and insists that these rights are universal, and that they apply to all people in all States – regardless of the level of economic development. It particularly mentions groups with special needs, including the unemployed and migrant workers. The need to eradicate poverty through acquisition of employable skills is well documented. As Nigeria aspires to become a major player in the world economy in line with her Vision 20-2020. It is very clear that the most crucial vehicle for attaining such ambitious goal, apart from power infrastructure, is a skilled and competent workforce.
By providing scaled up competency based training, the Training Center of the Nigerian College of Advance Health Science and Technology play strong role in promoting National Security through pluralistic career specific employable skills to abundant unskilled youths (with or without previous education) in Nigeria – this has allow them become self employed, engage in a specific occupation and trades and therefore shown recruitment into terrorist groups. This is already transforming the youths within our catchment areas – that is the impetus. In fact the Skill Development Center of Nigerian College of Advance Health is committed to equip youth with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to enter employment in specific sector. We combine in-class room training and involve private, organization and other professionals to provide the field experience. Emphasis is not on qualification but ability of developing career skills and placing the trainee on employment at the end of his training. Trainees learn the skills employers demand from experienced industry professionals.
We continue to focus on creating modern environments so that our students have opportunities to learn and collaborate in inspiring spaces with access to cutting-edge equipment. Our campuses are located across Nigeria and West Africa including locations in Onicha-Ohaozara in Ebonyi State and Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
Academic Partnership Program
Academic Partnership programs are programs offered in collaboration with partner institutions and organizations. Graduates receive a completion credential from NCAHST and/or the partner institution.
We are dedicated to deliver:
- Excellence: Outstanding performance in scientific innovation and community engagement.
- Collaboration: The creation of partnerships in Nigeria, West Africa and the world among experts in academia, industry, governments and the public.
- Knowledge Translation converting Science and Technology to employable skills to curb crime