The Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has vowed to make the State the country’s commercial technology hub, through its Science and Technical Colleges.
This was made known in a release by the Press Officer, Bureau of Tertiary Institutions Busayo Malaolu, in which he said the Governor’s Special Adviser on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa stated this during an assessment tour of technical colleges across the State.
Malaolu quoted the special adviser as saying that the colleges were adequately equipped for artisans to showcase their craftsmanship and improve their entrepreneurial skills in areas such as shoe-making, painting, carpentry work, furniture making, block making, textiles, thereby increasing their chances of being employed.
Prof. Odemuyiwa averred that technical education could improve the internally generated revenue of any State, which, he said, informed the decision of the present administration to restructure the sector and make it economically viable.
The special adviser urged the staff of the colleges to be proactive in delivering qualitative and quantifiable inputs into the lives of the learners, saying, it would be detrimental for a technical college to have a dearth of technicians. He advised them to imbibe maintenance culture by taking adequate care of facilities in the Colleges.
Speaking on behalf of her colleagues in other technical colleges, the Principal of Government Science and Technical College, Ijebu-Igbo, Mrs. Kaka Kehinde expressed gratitude to the government for showing interest in restructuring technical education in the State, promising their unflinching support in moving education to the next level.