Kano, 25th October 2023
The Immigration Training School in Kano hosted a two-day in-house training workshop on the investigation of Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (TIPSOM) perpetrators, organized by The Action Against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (A-TIPSOM). The workshop was coordinated by Mr. Sani Bello, the Technical Adviser for A-TIPSOM.
The opening ceremony, held at the ITSK parade ground, saw the presence of the Dean of Academics ACI A Nguroje, representing the Commandant, along with other facilitators and an impressive turnout of Five Hundred and Ninety-Seven (597) Cadets. Mr. Sani delivered a goodwill message, emphasizing the importance of combating transnational organized crimes.
Utilizing andragogy as a primary teaching method, the workshop recognized the varied experiences and prior knowledge among the cadets. The participants were organized into four classes, further divided into sub-groups for in-depth case studies and syndicate group discussions. Facilitators from ITSK collaborated to ensure effective coordination within the sub-groups.
The comprehensive workshop covered essential topics such as the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crimes and Supplementary Protocols, Synopsis of Smuggling of Migrants (SOM) and Trafficking in Persons (TIP), Protection and assistance of victims of TIP, and the Qualities of a good investigation officer.
The engaging group syndicate discussions delved into crucial aspects of TIPSOM investigation, fostering a dynamic learning environment. The workshop’s success was evident in the active participation and enthusiasm of the nearly 600 cadets, equipping them with valuable skills and knowledge to combat these heinous crimes effectively.
The event concluded with a collective commitment to applying the insights gained in their roles, reflecting the dedication of ITSK and A-TIPSOM in contributing to the fight against transnational organized crimes.