• Gives 3 Best Students International Scholarship
By Adejuwon Osunnuyi
The management of Joint Professional Training and Support International Limited (JPTS) has graduated over 400 M.Sc students at its 4th convocation/matriculation ceremony held on Saturday, 11 November, 2017 in Lagos.
The JPTS is a USA/Nigerian registered educational institution with proven competence in the delivery of quality academic, technical & professional training and certifications.
With its diverse programmes targeted at high industrial-need areas which are currently overlooked by conventional educational institutions, Joint Professional Training and Support International Limited (JPTS) establishment has become the starting point for acquiring industry-relevant qualifications in a wide range of areas.
At the event which had a full capacity audience which included parents, guests and well-wishers, while about 2000 students were matriculated, the management of JPTS gave international scholarship to three outstanding students from its M.Sc programme.
The scholarship, which is an all expenses paid trip to the United States by JPTS International management, was an improvement on previous gestures which had always been only one person being the beneficiary.
Speaking with The DailyBells Nigeria, the President of JPTS International, Dr. Christopher Imumolen expressed his gladness in the increase in the number of quality of students being churned out since the beginning of the programme in the country.
“We are very happy to see that we are having our 4th convocation. Our students are growing in numbers and it is our joy to see that students are coming in for the programme and it is not dying down.
“The programme has continued to improve and not only that, we have our students in different centres doing very well and getting jobs.” Imumolen said.
According to him, while JPTS International has started over 15 years ago as a professional training institute it has started evolving into different types of programmes as it has evolved into international programme via partnership.
“Our courses are intentionally chosen and specifically designed to reflect current global trends in technology, business, manufacturing and management. We aim to equip our students with the skills, tools and attitudes that will afford them the best opportunities for success in a rapidly changing world.”
Over the years, the JPTS President said the school has responded practically to the rapid evolving realities of the global higher and professional education market.
According to him, this has been made possible through effective professional and academic collaboration and accreditation with top notch accreditation bodies and universities.
One of the most effective collaboration, Imumolen noted, is the South American University partnership programme at low cost as well as Lincoln University College.
The programme, he said, provides students with unique educational experience that help them to build their future and provide them with opportunities to succeed.
Dr. Imumolen said while JPTS recognises that education is a right and should not be too expensive to acquire, the school offers Nigerians opportunities to
acquire the needed educational skills at low fees.
“JPTS International obviously is not competing with anyone. We are standing out exceptionally because the value of JPTS lies in international accreditation. At JPTS, we source for the best hands in our lecturing. We source for best hands in and out of this country. We also have our alumna whom we support. What we do cannot be seen in any part of this country being done by any academic institution.” He said.
Speaking further, he stressed, “We go beyond training. We support our students by helping them to get jobs. It is more than a service that we render to them.
“We harps on practical skills acquisition. It is not only about certificate, we make them realise that it is all about ‘sabificate’, that is ability. Beyond just giving certificate, we want to see that such person can display the knowledge they have acquired. That is why when you go to other universities, that’s where they are missing it. If you go to their laboratories, you find nothing there, but here you will see a lot of practicals being done. We have fully equipped laboratories. Our students stand out everywhere. Whenever you employ them you will see something different.”
“The certificates being issued out by JPTS are globally recognised. This is basically because of our international affiliation. If you look at Ghana for instance, Ghana has a better educational standard than Nigeria because they have what is called dual certification. When you finish your university education in Ghana you will discover that their students also get international certificates. Why are they doing that? It is because they are placing their students at a global edge. But in Nigeria, because we so receptive in accepting international standard of education, that is why you will see that our educational the system is very poor and the country is one of the worst in Africa.
“Sometimes ago, we had a president who said Nigerian graduates are unemployable. Some of these things have facts in it. We cannot just be condemning the statement in all its entirety. It is the setting of our educational system. But for us at JPTS, we try to build up with the international standard.”
Dr. Imumolen advised the graduates not to only look for jobs but to create jobs as he said they should start whatever idea with they have.
Recently, JPTS was given the World Reliance Award in Paris, France as a leading training provider in Africa.
The JPTS has its presence in four continents with about 125 learning centres.
JPTS has accreditations and approvals from the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria, Accreditation Service for International Colleges and University (ASIC), The International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001:2008), The International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM) U.K, and The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
JPTS’ partnerships and membership include CASS Europe, South American University, The Nigeria Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), The American Association of Petroleum Explorationists and Nigeria Institute of Training & Development (NITAD).
Others include the Oil & Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN), International Facility Management Association (IFMA, USA) and the American Welding Society (AWS, USA).
Special guests that graced the epoch-making event were Prof. Banji Fajonyomi, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University, Prof. Johnson Agusoye, Deputy Dean, Students Affairs, University of Lagos, Victor Aibaengbe, General Manager, Multiple Development Services Limited, Dr. Obuh Joseph Akammas, Principal, Penfield College among others.
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