As Ogun State government awaits World Bank intervention in the education sector particularly in skill development, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota has visited Government Vocational Training College, Ijeun Titun, Abeokuta, for needs analysis and assessment of facilities.
Speaking with newsmen at the end of the visit, the Commissioner said technical education was part of the thrust of the present administration in the State, informing that the World Bank has been in the State in this regard, and willing to support government on its skills acquisition drive.
Mujota added that the ministry had discussed with relevant government agencies on housing and infrastructural development like Ogun State Property and Investment (OPIC), the State Housing Corporation and Ministry of Housing on the need to patronize local skilled manpower in the construction sub-sector.
‘’So, for us as Nigerians to benefit from the boost in our economy, particularly in the construction industry, we need to enhance our skills so that our citizens can get engaged. It is in view of this that we are talking with relevant government agencies to patronize these young boys in construction.
‘’However, we need to streamline what we are doing to enhance the curriculum of what we are learning. We need to get appropriate tools.’’ She said.
The Commissioner also seized the opportunity to monitor the on-going modular examination for certification by National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) by students of the college.
Speaking, the Principal of the College, Mrs. Mojosola Adenowo and an official of NABTEB, Mr. Iheanacho Martins, lauded the State government efforts at boosting Technical and Vocational education, calling for more patronage of the school by the members of the public.