Artisans in Ogun State have given their nod to the government’s scheme to certify trainees and accredit their workshops as training centres.
The artisans gave this pledge at an interactive meeting with the Special Adviser to Governor Abiodun on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa, held at Lisabi Grammar School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, the State capital. They affirm that it’s in line with global best practices, to enable them fit into the labour market.
The State President, Association of Hairdressers, Mrs. Funmi Ogunkoya and Chairman, Association of Motor Mechanics, Mr. Ambrose Adedeji, applauded the State Government for the new initiatives and requested to allow them train some of their technical students on practical aspects at their workshops for a comprehensive knowledge.
They implored Government to accommodate their services at the State level in all technical aspects, saying that they were fit for all building constructions, engineering, electrical, carpentry works, among others.
In his response, Prof. Odemuyiwa, explained that the certification of the artisans would be done by the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, noting that the scheme would also help overcome inferiority complex among formally and informally trained artisans and technicians.
The Special Adviser intimated that the present administration in the State was keen on the welfare of artisan, as well as their craftsmanship and was ready to support them compete favourably with their counterparts across the globe.