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HIN Rector calls for integration of hajj, Umrah services into national qualification framework





The Rector of Hajj Institute of Nigeria (HIN), Professor Muhammad Nasiruddeen Maiturare has called for the integration of some hajj and umrah services into the national skills and qualifications framework to stakeholders (NBTE, SSC AND NIHOTOUR)

Prof Nasiruddeen made the submission on Thursday at the Hajj House, Abuja.

He stated that the tourism sector, worldwide for long, has established occupational standards and career paths.

“Hajj and Umrah, generally considered under the sector has peculiarities that require tailoring of existing standards to address these peculiarities.

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This submission, introduces some of the peculiarities in one of the areas under Hajj and Umrah services that requires such tailoring, for the consideration of the team involving the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Nigeria’s Sector Skills Council (SSC) for Hospitality, Catering, Travel & Tourism and the Hajj Institute of Nigeria (HIN).

This comes at the backdrop of NAHCON’s intention to professionalise the Hajj industry and to build the capacity of Hajj and Umrah Managers.

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