Ogun govt. to revive technical education for sustainable devt

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The Ogun Government on Thursday announced plans to revive technical education as part of efforts to improve the economy of the state.

Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa, the Special Adviser to Gov. Dapo Abiodun on Technical Education, made this known in Abeokuta at a meeting with representatives of Ogun Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (Ogun CCIMA).

Odemuyiwa said that the revival had become necessary because technical education played a strategic role in wealth creation in any society.

He noted that technical education required creativity, craftsmanship as well as entrepreneurial spirit.

Odemuyiwa said that the Dapo Abiodun-led administration was poised at preparing and equipping youths of the state with relevant skills with a view to making them employable.

He noted that such measure would help in economic recovery, poverty reduction and sustainable development of the state.

He urged the body to interface with the private sector to build the relevant system of education which would transform the state into humane society, filled with entrepreneurs to boost its economy.

Responding, the First Deputy President of Ogun CCIMA, Alhaji Wasiu Olaleye, said the chambers was committed to addressing the huge deficit in the education sector of the state.

He noted that such gap had resulted into a situation whereby expertise were sourced from abroad rather than within.

Olaleye said that the body was working with relevant organisations to act as catalysts in rebuilding technical and vocational education in Ogun.

He gave an assurance that the sector would be more attractive, if properly structured and organised.

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