Embrace Technical and Vocational Education To Acquire Skills- Gov.Abiodun's Aide Charges Youths - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, December 14, 2023

Embrace Technical and Vocational Education To Acquire Skills- Gov.Abiodun's Aide Charges Youths

Youths in Ogun State have been charged to embrace technical and vocational education, as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills with academics, to enable them to develop physically, mentally and financially.

Special Adviser to the Ogun State Governor on Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo who gave the charge in Iperu, during a Sensitisation Talk On The Importance of Education As Tool to Eradicate Poverty, organised by Iperu Remo Education Trust Management Board, said the skills were essential for the socio-economic well-being of individuals and the community at large.

The Governor's aide pointed out that establishing vocational and ICT training centre in every community would reduce social vices such as, cultism, hooliganism, immorality and kidnapping, saying  youths who lag behind in academics should be encouraged to engage in technical and vocational skills.

She explained that the present generation were conversant with technology, hence the need for teachers to brace up and ensure learners were trained, in line with 21st Century Methodology

She enjoined parents and school drop outs to maximise the opportunity of Mass Education provided by Prince Dapo Abiodun's government for them to be literate.

"Our education should be all encompassing. We have to look out for opportunities for our children, for them not to miss out; any learner that is not gifted in education, must be able to learn one trade or the other through technical school", she said.

Also speaking, Chairman of Ikenne Local Government, Hon. Olusegun Ogunleye, stated that education, apart from providing individuals with knowledge, skills and opportunities to improve economic and social status, also plays a crucial role in poverty reduction in the society, appreciating the governor for being a visionary and pragmatic leader.

Similarly, Chairman, Iperu Development Association, Chief Babajide Oyeti, explained that the programme was organised for the development of education in the community, expressing gratitude to the organiser for the initiative to improve education standard in the area.

Remarking, Chairman of the scheme, Mr. Mofopefoluwa Joseph, noted that the objective of the event was to use education as a tool to eradicate poverty, urging people to support the present government in its education policy, towards making a difference in the society.


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