Ondo committed to technical education – Govt

The Ondo state government has stated the commitment of the present administration to give technical education a place of pride with the aim of moving the state and the nation forward positively.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Lola Amuda, said weekend that her ministry was ready to work with the Board for Adult, Technical and Vocational Education in tandem with government policies towards repositioning technical education in the state.

Amuda while monitoring the on-going 2021 NABTEB examination at Government Technical College, Odode-Idanre, commended the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for paying the examination fee for the students and other incentives to make sure a conducive environment is in place.

While also commending the teachers and students for the peaceful conduct of the examination, the permanent secretary called for synergy among various stakeholders in the education sector to reposition Government Technical Colleges and encourage vocational education across the state.

She noted that emphasis must be placed on technical and vocational education to equip youth with different vocational skills that could make them self-reliant and employers of labour in future.

The permanent secretary promised to liaise with her counterpart in the Board for Adult, Technical and Vocational Education to ensure that enrollment into technical colleges across the state improves substantially.

She noted that with the dearth of white-collar jobs across the country, only technical and vocational education could come to the rescue. She commended the government of Arakunrin Akeredolu for paying attention to Government Technical Colleges across the state.