The Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Engr. Aminu Jalal, has said its collaboration with relevant bodies in developing curriculum and Occupational Standards was in fulfilment of its mandate.
Jalal stated this recently in Lagos at the Critique Workshop for updated Auto Mechatronics Curriculum and developed National Occupational Standards (NOS) held at Golden Tulip Hotel.
According to him, “as part of the Council’s mandate to ensure the survival, growth and integrated development of the Nigerian automotive industry using local human and material resources, the Council in time past conducted a skill gap analysis of auto technicians nationwide and saw the need to develop a modular curriculum which we did in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders.
“The Council collaborated with federal ministry of Labour and Productivity, the auto industry practitioners, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), German Technical cooperation (GIZ) and other relevant auto stake holders leading to the production of the curriculum for training auto technicians in vehicle mechatronics”.
He stated further that the “curriculum remedied the skill gap noted in the survey in 2010. The old mechanics Trade test III (Basics), II (Intermediate) and I (Final level) curriculum was replaced with a competency based automotive mechatronics curriculum using the concept of modularization as enshrined in Competence Based Education and Training (CBET). 51 modular courses in the curriculum were structured for delivery at three levels: Level III (Basics): 16 modules; Level II (Intermediate): 21 modules; Level I (Final):14 modules”.