ASTECH Students Demonstrate Technological, Innovative Skills at Exhibition


. . Bemoans Lack of Needed Materials

By Chioma Ndife

Students of All Saints Technical College, Awgbu, Orumba LGA, Anambra, on Saturday, March 16, 2019 demonstrated a fair knowledge of technological and innovative skills at the 2019 exhibition organized by the school management.

The technological skills demonstrated by the students to the admiration of parents and other invited guest was in line with the intention towards the establishment of the school which became visible through the effort of Rev. Fr. Innocent Nwafor.

It should be recalled that the school which was inaugurated by the auxiliary Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Jonas Okoye on 25th February, 2018 after it took off on 25th September, 2017 with an initial intake of 47 students, was established to train students who would be knowledgeable in practical terms as against the dependency of most Nigerian schools on theoretical framework.

Fides gathered that the idea behind the establishment of the Technical Centre named All Saints International Technical College (ASITEC) Awgbu which was resurrected by Rev. Fr. Innocent Nwafor, the Parish Priest of All Catholic Church, Awgbu after a failed attempt by the indigenes of the community was to inculcate and build practical skill among people.

The practical training according to the school Manager, Rev. Fr. Innocent Nwafor was to imbibe in students necessary skills to enable them create wealth through their skills and technical know-how after their graduation from secondary school.

Students during the exhibition, demonstrated fair knowledge on electrical/electronics, Information & Communication Technology, Technical drawing, Building construction, agriculture, Catering and Home Economics among other entrepreneurial skills.

Two students of the college, Emmanuel Nwafor and Chukwuma Ifezue while exhibiting their skills in Information and Communication technology lamented total lack of resources required to enhance their skills. They regretted that lack of finance had made it difficult for the school management to access materials mostly in use for the production of computer sets and its accessories in advanced countries. They noted that lack of the materials had compelled the students to resort to the use of cartons and other materials easily obtainable.

The description of the various items and procedures to follow were given by the students in English and Igbo language to ensure the promotion of Igbo Language and comprehensive understanding of people that attended the function.

The exhibition witnessed the presence of pupils from neighbouring town from All Saints Nursery and Primary School, Awgbu among other schools within Awgbu Community