The Ogun State Government has called for the certification of artisans to improve the image of vocational and technical studies attractive to youths.
The governor’s Special Adviser on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa made the call during a courtesy visit by the Ogun State Association of Artisans at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, where he stressed that a qualified trade assessment of artisans at all skill level would certify their professionalism in various craft trades.
He added that the certification would exhibit their skills to technology, as well as reducing quackery among them, while the Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology logo would be displayed on the sign boards to distinguish them for professional job creation.
Odemuyiwa called for synergy between the Association and other business traders, saying that no skills could succeed without partnership.
In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye, charged artisans to upgrade their skills and knowledge, assuring that the present curriculum would be reviewed to accommodate relevant trades for more job opportunities.
The Chairman of the Association, Mr. Anthony Ayodele, in his reaction, commended Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration for his passion towards reviving technical and vocational education, pledging to support the State in providing internship training for students, free of charge.
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