Ogun Govt hails German agency, GIZ/SKYE over support for technical education


Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

The Ogun State Government has commended the German Agency for International Development, GIZ/SKYE for sponsoring foreign training tour for eight Principles and 11 technical instructors nominated by the government to Germany for further training in the technical and vocational education sector.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical and Vocational education and training, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiw gave the commendation while playing host to GIZ/SKYE Team  in his office in Abeokuta

He affirmed that, apart from the recent sponsoring of principals and instructors from the State to Germany on capacity building, the organisation has had enormous contribution to the development of technical education.

“What GIZ/SKYE has been doing for us in Ogun State in the last two years is quite commendable. Our collaboration has translated to many positive changes and revamping of our technical and vocational education with beneficiaries cutting across board, from instructors to students.

“We greatly appreciate your  confidence and belief in us. We assure you that we will not renege in our quest to change the phase of technical and vocational education but strive to sustain the results it has been yielding,”Odemuyiwa stated.

He revealed that the State was Nigeria’s industrial hub, hosting many multinational companies and ranks high in the ease of doing business hence, remains the safest in terms of security assuring that, it would continue to make room for partnership and collaboration to thrive seamlessly.

The Governor’s aide further asserted that the State is peaceful, assuring that the security of its personnel are guaranteed as it would continue to play its part and support the agency to achieve its goals and objectives across cities and villages of the State.

Speaking, Team Led, SKY/GIZ for Edo State, Rachel Schipper, extoled the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration for turning around technical and vocational education, saying Ogun has made giant strides in the sector, necessitating more interest of the Agency to the State.

Schipper opined that the Agency was rounding-off the first phase of its Rural Youth Empowerment programme in conjunction with the Swiss Government, assuring that the second phase of the programme would include Ogun State, believing it would further engage the youths for meaningful endeavours.

Also speaking, Ogun State Coordinator, SKY/GIZ, Mr. Ibrahim Aliyu, appreciated the Team for its various interventions in technical and vocational education and for considering the State for its next phase of Rural Youths Empowerment, corroborating that the programme would be given the needed support.