Concerned about the country’s academic decline, the board and management of Joint Professional Training Support International (JPTS) have urged Nigerians to embrace professional certifications, which will provide a competitive advantage over academic credentials.
Professor Christopher Imumolen, President JPTS Int’l, made this plea recently in Lagos, when speaking to the media on the need to bridge the educational gap with professional certification.
Imumolen stated that it is a well-known reality that Nigeria’s educational system has significant challenges, given the poor quality of graduates produced by our universities each year.
This, he believes, is an issue that should be nipped in the bud before it grows out of control. “This is obviously a tremendous difficulty, given that the majority of our graduates require brushing up in order to effectively integrate into industrial units or settings, hence the aim of professional certification,” he says.
He explained that JPTS is a professional training institute that has been bridging that gap for years by providing training and certification in sectors such as Health and Safety Management, Environmental Safety Management, Quality Management, and others.
Pointing out that JPTS, in partnership with American Welding Society, also engaged in the field of welding to ensure there is enough manpower in the technical school area.
“Yes we have government bodies which engage in professional training, but there is a need for private institutes to also assist in providing such trainings to bridge the gap. Such professional training schools like JPTS, which is not only training theoretically, but also helping out on the practical fields, thereby helping Nigerians, fit properly into the work space,” he said.
The JPTS boss asserted that Nigeria needs to have a strong workforce which could deliver optimally.
He added that JPTS, which is duly registered with CAC in Nigeria and the New York Commerce Department and the Federal Ministry of Education, is a well established professional training institution with numerous international accreditation, has grown from a training institute into having its own University called Global Wealth University, in Togo.
Students, who have obtained their International professional certificate, could now through the system of credit transfer and credit evaluation obtain their Bachelor degrees, Masters, up to PhD at Global wealth and other international Universities.
He noted that globally, the world is embracing professional certification, a cutting edge on the technical field and that many professional training institutes have grown into becoming universities. To Register for the Scholarship weaver student should check www.jptsportal.com for more information.