Ogun State government says it would invest in the craft and vocational sector, in order to meet with the demands of labour market, as well as improve the State’s economy.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa, stated this during a monitoring visit to Government Technical College, Ajegunle and Igbesa respectively, pointing out that repositioning Technical and vocational education would reduce unemployment among youths.
Prof. Odemuyiwa said resuscitation of technical schools across the State was necessary for developing the capacity of youth in skill acquisition, as would also help students to be more responsible and independent in the future.
He added that the present administration had mapped out plans to improve infrastructure in all colleges in the State, thereby creating an enabling learning environment for students, which he noted, would directly impact their performances.
The Special Adviser called on private organizations across the State to embrace Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by assisting their host communities, to further complement government’s efforts and strengthen the private organisations’ brand, as well as attract and retain talents within the communities.
Speaking in an interview, the Principal, Government Technical College, Ajegunle, Ilaro, Mrs. Adeoye Bukola, commended the State government for the laudable move, adding that it would ensure that youths were gainfully employed and reduce crime rate in the State.
Press Officer, Office of the Special Adviser on Technical Education