The Ogun State Government says it is focused on rebranding technical and vocational education, towards producing efficient and adaptable youths.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa made this known at the 2nd Annual National Conference of the School of Vocational and Technical Education, at Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu, saying investment in the education sector is an avenue to success, healthy living and economic viability, which would be sustained with vocational skills.
Odemuyiwa while delivering a paper titled, ‘Strategic Shift and Reform for Vocational and Technical Education towards Economic Recovery in Present-Day Realities’ noted that a workable innovation would be put in place to enhance the sector for the State to retain its position as the industrial hub of the nation.
“The Prince Dapo Abiodun led government will ensure that graduates have relevant skills in technical and vocational education to start their business and become employers of labour”, he said.
Earlier in his address, the Provost, Tai Solarin College of Education, Dr. Adeola Kiadese said the world needs constant innovation in education, technology and skills acquisition for economic growth and social development.
Kiadese explained that vocational and technical education system plays crucial roles in the economic sustainability of a nation, enjoining the education stakeholders to continue to promote significance of the sector.
Appreciating the government and school authorities, Miss Ayobami Dairo, a student from Agricultural Education department in the institution, said vocational studies is needed to eradicate poverty among youths, affirming that she makes money while schooling through skill acquisition.