Board Set To Uplift Technical Colleges In Ogun0
The Ogun State Technical and Vocational Education Board has assured that it would harness all available resources to ensure that learning of technical education in the State is improved upon.
The Board Chairman, Mrs. Doyin Ogunbiyi gave this assurance during an on-the-spot assessment of Government Science and Technical Colleges in Idi Aba and Ayetoro.
Ogunbiyi stated that contrary to the thinking in some quarters, technical education is not meant for school drop outs, adding that graduates of such schools are needed for technological manpower development of a developing country like Nigeria.
She affirmed that the State Government was determined to give all the logistic support to the Board to achieve set goals in line with the Ogun Standard, saying that on its part, the Board will map out strategies to help the technical colleges overcome their present challenges.
`“The Board is up to the task, the State government is favourably disposed to this sector, we are on a high spread to ensure that these colleges are uplifted to another level. We will map out strategies to help them overcome their challenges” she assured.
She revealed that already, some Corporate and philanthropic organizations had shown interest to partner her Board in rejuvenating technical colleges and establish new vocational centres in the State, expressing optimism that with all these in place, many youths would be empowered and taking off the street.
Mrs. Ogunbiyi who expressed displeasure about the condition of infrastructure in the schools however commended the teachers for their resilience and endurance at bringing out the best use from a bad situation, assuring that her Board would encourage and motivate them for better service delivery.
In their respective responses the Principals of the schools Mr. Abiodun Osinubi and Mrs. Serifat Dosunmu assured of their readiness to work with the Board towards turning around the condition of their schools and improving educational standard in the State generally.
Source: OGTV Website