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Nigeria’s Cooperative College is set to redefine subsector of the economy – Hajia Aisha Ismail Ishak

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The provost of the Federal Cooperative College Kaduna, Hajia Aisha Ismail Ishak has reiterated the commitment of the management of the college under her leadership to produce well trained manpower that would redefine the cooperative subsector of Nigeria’s economy.

Speaking exclusively to CAPITAL POST in her office in Kaduna, the provost revealed that all hands were on deck more than ever before to ensure the training of manpower that will not only meet the needs of various communities in Nigeria, but also to ensure employability and earning power of graduates of the institution. Hajia Ishak, who went further to point out that the prevailing global economic challenges calls for the need to focus and stimulate the cooperative sub sector of the economy.

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Speaking further, Hajia Aisha Ismail Ishak said that, “considering the present prevailing economic realities, cooperative education has assumed a more significant role as it aids young people to make easy transition from school to work. We are optimistic that our graduates will not only excel, but will be an integral part of efforts aimed at reviving Nigeria’s economy.”

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“We are consistently focused on providing purpose – driven leadership for this institution, and as such no amount of efforts by detractors will deter us.”


It would be recalled that the first cooperative institution in Nigeria was established in 1943 by the Western Nigeria government, and was known as the Cooperative Training School Ibadan, which was eventually granted a college status in 1957.

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Impressed by its success at that time, the federal government took over the institution in 1976, and went futher to establish one in Kaduna and the other in Orji River.

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