Ogun Govt Unfolds Plan To Establish More Standard Vocational Centres - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Ogun Govt Unfolds Plan To Establish More Standard Vocational Centres

Ogun State Government says it is committed to establishing new vocational centres towards enhancing the existing ones and encourage acquisition of vocational skills that will empower youths and make them self-employed

 The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, who made this known during a facility tour of the newly built vocational centre at Ilisan Remo in Ikenne Local Government Area of the state, revealed that the centre when completed would have six classrooms, two workshops for various trades and two larger rooms for computer and home management acquisitions centre.

Arigbabu noted that the centre would run courses like, tailoring, photography, computer among others, saying the initiative would go a long way to help those who want to acquire vocational skills as a means of livelihood.

He added, "The focus was to make the Centre functional by bringing some technical school programmes in and also running some vocational courses. We are also thinking of upgrading it to a technical college".

The Commissioner noted that the government had long been working towards repositioning technical colleges across the State to be identified with a certain programme, such as the one at Idi-Aba for hospitality and Ijebu-Ode for carpentry.

Similarly, he paid a visit to Social Development Institute, Shasha in Iperu, promising that the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration would rehabilitate all the classrooms, boys' and girls’ hostels as well as teachers' quarters, to further create a conducive environment for both teaching and learning.

Also speaking, his counterpart in the Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives, Alhaji Ademola Balogun, said the visit was to inspect the school to ascertain its present condition to determine how it could be renovated to meet up with Ogun State standard for better productivity.

In his response, the Principal of the Institute, Mr. Olusola Agbonyin, appreciated the government for providing better academic standards and soliciting more infrastructural facilities in the school.


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