Ogun State Governor, Mr. Dapo Abiodun has affirmed his commitment to boost technical and vocational education in the State.
The governor’s Special Adviser on Technical Education Prof Joseph Odemuyiwa, made this known during an assessment of the Peter Akinola Foundation Youth Centre for Industrial Training at Obada, Abeokuta North Local Government.
Abiodun said that the Ogun State Government is ready to partner Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on technical and vocational education to ensure economic stability and positively impart the youths.
The governor noted that it was imperative to create an enabling environment for technical and vocational, as well as entrepreneurship education, noting that vocational institutions should be commerce-oriented.
He expressed appreciation to the Centre for complementing Government’s effort at reviving vocational education in the State.
In his welcome address, the Chairman, Management Advisory Committee of the Youth Centre, Engr. Tunde Awolana, commended the State Government for its support, especially, the certification of graduates from the institute.
He explained that the Peter Akinola Foundation Youth Centre for Industrial Training was borne out of passion to prepare today’s youths ahead for a secured future across the country.
In her remarks, the Director, Technical and Vocational Education/Training, Mrs. Oluwatosin Oloko, advised the institution on safety measures of its students, during practical sessions in their various workshops, stating that boot, helmet, overall coat and other safety facility outfits must be worn by students before embarking on any practical sessions.
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