In order to rebrand and make vocational and technical studies more attractive to youths, Ogun State Government has stressed the need for certification of artisans for industrial development and economic growth.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa made this known during a courtesy visit by the Ogun State Association of Artisans at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, emphasising that a qualified trade assessment of artisans at all skill level would certify their professionalism in various craft trades, adding that the certification would exhibit their skills to technology, while reducing quackery among them, while Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology logo would be displayed on the sign boards to distinguish them for professional job creation.
Odemuyiwa called for synergy between the Association and other business traders, saying that no skills could succeed without partnership.
In her remark, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye, charged artisans to upgrade their skills and knowledge, assuring that the present curriculum would be reviewed to accommodate relevant trades for more job opportunities.
In his response, the Chairman of the Association, Mr. Anthony Ayodele, commended Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration for his passion towards reviving technical and vocational education, pledging to support the State in providing internship training for students, free of charge.
Press Officer, Office of the Special Adviser on Technical Education