The Ogun State Government has called on the Federal Government to intervene in the funding of Technical and Vocational Education in the country.
The call was made by the governor’s Special Adviser on Technical and Vocational Education, Prof Joseph Odemuyiwa in a statement in which he said
inadequate funding was contributing factor why the sector is yet to produce maximally to national development.
The statement signed by the Press 0fficer, Office of the S A Technical Education, Busayo Malaolu stated that Prof Odemuyiwa spoke during an online meeting with National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS), saying that intervention fund given to Tertiary Education (TETFUND), Basic Education Counterpart Fund (UBEC) among others should be initiated for Technical Education.
Delivering a paper titled, “Population Growth and Human Capital Development Through Technical Education: Challenges and Prospects, Odemuyiwa stressed the need for Federal Government’s support, so as to enjoy the full benefits inherent in technical and vocational education and make it more attractive to the growing population.
The Special Adviser suggested aggressive awareness campaign for the public on the importance of technical and vocational education, while experts should be made to review curriculum, as well as make it programme demand-driven
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