Nigeria staff return after Highbury College stay

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SKILLS trainers from Nigeria have completed a five-month training programme at Highbury College and have now returned home to share their expertise.

The 11 staff members from Nigeria’s Industrial Training Fund (ITF) stayed in the college’s halls of residence while completing courses in hospitality and catering management, culinary skills and teaching.

Highbury staff joined their ITF students at a graduation ceremony at the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth, which marked the end of their time.

During their five-month stay at Highbury, the Nigerian visitors learnt a wide range of hospitality and catering skills, IT practices and teaching methods.

Wilfred Mukan, senior training development officer at ITF Centre of Excellence in Bukuru, led the team of trainers.

He said: ‘It has been a most memorable time for us. The staff at Highbury really embody the college’s mission of enabling all students to succeed. In Nigeria there is a big emphasis on vocation skills development, so now we are going back home to contribute to what the government is doing.’