The Special Adviser to the Ogun State Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa has described indigenous language as the best means of teaching in the technical education sub-sector.
This according to him should be encouraged to educate the students at all levels in their various courses to enhance perfect understanding of subjects.
Odemuyiwa made this known at a day summit with the theme: ‘Post-COVID-19 Management of the Education Sector for Effective Human Capital Development” organised for Technical and Vocational Education Stakeholders, held at Government House, Valleyview, Auditorium, Oke-Igbein, Abeokuta.
Odemuyiwa, stated that teachers, lecturers and instructors should be encouraged to design self-learning materials that could be used in situations where e-learning is impracticable either as a result of inadequate provision of electricity, or non-availability of internet/digital access.
Presenting a paper titled “Post Covid-19 Management of the Education Sector for Effective Human Capital Development,” a former Commissioner for Education, Prof. Segun Awonusi emphasized that human capital development is imperative in running any organization depending on the quality and action of its managers in order to drive success and profitability.
He noted that Covid-19 has awakened the urgent need to review the Nigerian educational system, structures and processes as response to the global crisis in a coherent and intelligent way.
Awonusi added that the demand for human capital development has become imperative in the utilization of human assets of an organization to meet goals that promote institutional competitiveness as complex issues such as labour force, enabling regulations, laws, unions, work group interests as well as organization culture to enhance productivity.
Earlier in her address, the Head of Service, Alhaja Salimot Ottun, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Service Matters, Mr. Dahunsi Ogunleye, said that there is need to reposition technical education to record success in the educational sector, urging participants to apply the knowledge gained from the summit at their various Institutions.
She said training and re-training of personnel should be encouraged for optimal productivity and efficiency, commending the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for a job well done.
In her remark, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye pledged that the Ministry would ensure that School Administrators refine education to suit the needs of present day society, where modern technology had become the order of the day.
In their submissions, the Provost, Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu, Dr. Abiodun Oladunjoye and the Principal, Government, Science and Technology, Idi-Aba, Joseph Oyepo hailed the government for its interest in Technical Education.
They appealed for the provision of more funds to tackle deficit in interconnectivity, high cost of data and computer interface, urging administrators to embrace change, flexibility and new innovations.
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