Old Students of Government Science and Technical Colleges in Ogun State have applauded the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, for appointing professionals to manage technical education in the State.
A delegation of the old students led by the Secretary, Government Science Technical College, Old Students Association, Ijebu-Ode, Mr. James Orenaiya, gave the commendation during an interactive session with the Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta,
They said the appointment of Prof Odemuyiwa was apt, considering the qualification, experience and vigour which he brought to revamp technical and vocational education.
Orenaiya, promised the Association’s support for the government in reviving technical colleges, in order to make the State the industrial hub of Nigeria.
In his response, the Special Adviser described the old students Association as a tool for change and sustainability, which, he said, had promoted independent self-learning, adding that, members’ immense contribution to their alma mater was encouraging.
Prof. Odemuyiwa pointed out that there was need to make skill acquisition, technical and vocational education more attractive among the youths, noting that the nation was at a period, where formal and informal education were needed for acquiring better employment.
Earlier in her contribution, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye, gave kudos to the Association for contributing their quota to improving technical education.