Technical education plays a strategic role in wealth creation, as it requires putting to play creativity, craftsmanship, as well as entrepreneurial spirit, thus the quest by Ogun State Government to revive it towards improving the economy of the State.
The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa, stated this during a meeting with representatives of Ogun Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (Ogun CCIMA), led by the Deputy President, at his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Odemuyiwa stated that the present administration was poised to preparing graduates for occupations that are available and marketable with their acquired skills, hence the need to equip them with skills that are vital for poverty reduction, economic recovery and sustainable development, noting that, “any education that could not put food on your table is not an education but a waste”.
He urged CCIMA to interface with the private sector to build the needed system of education, which would transform the State into humane society, filled with self reliant entrepreneurs, to boost the economy of not just the State but the country at large.
Responding, the first Deputy President of Ogun CCIMA, Alhaji Wasiu Olaleye, said the Chamber was committed to address the huge deficit in the sector, wherein expertise are sourced abroad rather than within.
Alhaji Olaleye added that they were working with relevant industries to act as catalyst in rebuilding technical and vocational education, saying this would, to a large extent, improve the perception of the people concerning it, when properly structured.
Press Officer, Bureau of Tertiary Institutions