The Ogun State government has called on youths to embrace vocational education, as a means of self and financial independence to regulate unemployment in the society.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa, stated this during the graduation ceremony of trainees at Wessy Tailoring and Vocational Institute, in Abeokuta, noting that the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration would continue to give preference to skill acquisition development in the State.
Odemuyiwa commended the Institute for sustaining its standard in vocational education, saying the public private participation in the sector would enhance economic growth.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Institute, Otunba Wasiu Taiwo, admonished the graduands to use the skills acquired for self-development, to further boost the economy of their immediate community.
“The World needs your skills and craftsmanship to change the face of the fashion Industry. We also need to put an end to economic struggles and hardship in the country, with this, poverty and unemployment will be reduced to the barest minimum”, he said.
Speaking on behalf of other Graduands, Miss Amina Apampa, appreciated the administrators, and the founder of the Institute for the training, saying the knowledge gained would enable them to be self-sufficient and self-employed.