Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development. Despite the current high level of unemployment, harnessing Nigeria’s young demography through appropriate skill development efforts provides an opportunity to achieve inclusion and productivity within the country. Large-scale skill development is the main policy thrust of the N-Power Programme.
STORY OF MY LIFE
Nom Or Conrad Terhide Utaan was born on the 13th of September, 1977 in Makurdi, Benue State to the family of Elder and Mrs. Sylvester Tsegba Utaan of Ndzorov, Guma Local Government.
He started school at a very tender age, at Happy Home Nursery & Primary School between 1981 and 1989 before proceeding to the Prestigious Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School, Makurdi in September 1990. In 1995, Nom Or graduated from secondary school, recording great feats in the literary and debate, even as a core Science Student.
While at Mount Saint Gabriel’s, he distinguished himself severally, winning the Ade Ifere Memorial Trophy for the best Public Speaker, Bernard Anwil prize for best essay writer, President of the School’s Press Club, Secretary and President of the Interact Club (Rotary International) at different times, District Director Membership Development for District 9120, amongst several other positions and recognitions.
Immediately after leaving secondary school, Nom Or Utaan gained admission into the School of Remedial Studies in Makurdi to sit for the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Examination conducted by the Ahmadu Bello University at the time but did not complete the programme as he soon got admission to Study Electrical/Electronics Engineering at the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi in September, 1997 .... more