The Ogun State Artisans across the State have signified their full support for government intervention on the certification of their trainees and accreditation of their workshops as training centers in line with global best practices and fit in appropriately into the labour market
The artisans made this submission at an interactive meeting wuth the Special Adviser on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa held at Lisabi Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, the state capital.
In his submission, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa, explained that the certification of the artisans would be done by the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. This scheme will also help to overcome inferiority complex among formally and informally trained artisans/technicians.
Odemuyiwa intimated that Governor Dapo Abiodun is keen on the welfare of artisans and their craftsmanship.
Earlier, the State President, Association of Hairdresser, Mrs. Funmi Ogunkoya and Chairman, Association of Moto Mechanic, Mr. Ambrose Adedeji, appreciated the State Government for the new initiatives, while urging the government to allow them train some of their Technical students on practical aspects at their workshops for a comprehensive knowledge of their formal training.
They implored the State Government to accommodate their services at the State level in all technical aspects, noting that they are fit for all building construction, Engenering, Electrical, Carpentery among others.