The Ogun State government has disclosed plans to invest in the craft and vocational sector, to meet labour market demands and boost the State’s economy.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa, made this known during a monitoring visit to Government Technical Colleges, Ajegunle and Igbesa respectively, where he pointed out that repositioning Technical and vocational education would reduce unemployment among youths.
Prof. Odemuyiwa noted that resuscitation of technical schools across the State was necessary for developing the capacity of youth in skill acquisition, saying it would also help students to be more responsible and independent in the future.
According to him, the present administration has mapped out plans to improve infrastructure in all colleges in the State, thereby creating an enabling learning environment for students, which he said, would directly impact their performances.
The Special Adviser called on private organizations across the State to embrace Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by assisting their host communities, to further complement government’s efforts and strengthen the private organisations’ brand, as well as attract and retain talents within the communities.
Speaking at an interview, the Principal, Government Technical College, Ajegunle, Ewekoro Local Government, Mrs. Adeoye Bukola, commended the State government for the laudable move, stressing that it would not only ensure that youths were gainfully employed but reduce the crime rate in the State.