The Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota, has enjoined young school leavers to embrace vocational and technical education, rather than looking for white collar jobs.
Mrs. Mujota who stated this at the 20th graduation ceremony of Taidob College, Asero, Abeokuta, added that it was in a bid to revive technical and vocational education that prompted the State government to partner with Samsung in establishing additional Technical Institute within the Technical College, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.
The Commissioner said creativity and talent should be ignited in the field of technical and vocational skills, noting that the World Bank was also willing and ready to assist the State Government in the field of technical education.
Admonishing the granduands to see education as the development of total being, Mujota advised them to seek information, apply wisdom and be focused towards attaining their set goals and objectives in life, enjoining parents and guardians to pray for them, as they move on in life.
Former Commissioner for Education in the State, Barr. Segun Odubela, who was the guest lecturer at the occasion, noted that falling standard of education was as a result of lacklustre of government at all levels in funding the sector, applauding the present administration in the State for placing high premium on the provision of free and qualitative education to the citizens of the State.
Odubela charged teachers and lecturers’ to rededicate themselves to their duties and avoid corruption, adding that decayed infrastructure and moral decadence amongst others were factors contributing to falling standard of education.
He urged the people to imbibe the spirit of doggedness, discipline and philanthropic gesture as exemplified by the late founder of the college.