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Focus more on skills than certificates- Pantami urges Polytechnic

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has called on the Principal Officers of the Federal Polytechnic Kaltungo, Gombe State to focus more on skills rather than certificates, emphasizing that certificates are supposed to be a validation of skills.

He made this position known while he received in audience, the Principal Officers of the polytechnic, led by its rector, Dr Sulaiman Mohammed Lame on a courtesy visit at the Ministry’s Corporate Headquarters, Abuja on Monday.

The Honourable Minister said, “By focusing more on skills, we will be producing more potential job providers, while focusing more on certificates, we will be producing more potential job seekers”.

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