Greetings! I am back again to introduce John Taiwo. He is an author, blogger, marketer, and businessman. My favorite quote from John Taiwo’s interview was “I wish I had surrounded myself with people who have achieved, what I set out to achieve earlier on in my journey.” John Taiwo’s quote spoke to me because I started this blog after I went to the African Harvard Business Conference. I was surrounded by people who accomplished amazing things. It was inspiring. Now back to John Taiwo’s interview.

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I am back to introduce an amazing person Janada Kwaji, founder, creator, and scientist behind the brand of Mint Organic Care Ltd. Janada told me that she often mediates on Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” She reminded me that I need hope and faith in order to succeed, and hopefully this verse reminds you as well.
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Recently, The Bank of Industry partnered with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in Nigeria and created a vocational skills competition. The finale was held on March 19, 2016 in Abuja to support and promote vocational/technical skills.

There was a winner in each category and I am interested in who won and what kind of internships they were placed in. I would love to get in touch with any of the winners.

The vocational courses for the competition were:
1) Automotive Mechatronics/Mechanic
2) Carpentry & Joinery
3) Fashion & Beauty
4) Electrical & Electronics
5) Painting & Tiling
6) Plumbing & Fittings
7) Welding & Fabrication

• Modern vocational work tools
• Access to small business loans
• Placement/Internship

So if you are a winner or know a winner, please contact me!

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In the typical Nigerian family, there is a current preoccupation to go to university then become a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. There is this prestige attached to these careers but frankly, not everyone is supposed to be in those fields.

Nigerian society needs competent auto mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, fashion designers, web and software developers, accountants, storekeepers, etc. The current focus of university education is directing people who are naturally inclined to work towards academic areas.

Graduates of vocational and technical institutions are highly skilled entrepreneurs. Many of the so-called expatriate engineers technicians who are invited into Nigeria and are being paid huge sums of money in foreign currencies to build the road and bridges in the country are graduates of vocational and technical colleges, yet, Nigeria is not taking this sector seriously!

I have been obsessed with reading about vocational and technical education in Nigeria and I pulled the above directly from the journal article titled “Vocational and Technical Education: A Viable Tool for Transformation of the Nigerian Economy” written by Kehinde, T. M. and Adewuyi, L. A.

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