Vocational, technical skills will improve economy by 2030, says Adamu
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has said that vocational and technical skills are crucial to the country’s vision of becoming one of the 20 largest economies by 2030.
He spoke at the 37th convocation and 50th anniversary of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka.
Adamu, who was represented by a director in the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Ezekiel Asubiojo, said the President Muhammadu Buhari led-administration is making policies to actualise the plan under the Ministerial Strategic Plan intervention strategies.
He charged the trained teachers to use the vocational, science and technical skills that they acquired from the college to transform the education sector.
At the event, the college conferred the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) (full-time, part-time/sandwich) and Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) on the graduands of 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic sessions, with Arile Olajide Josiah graduating as the best student.
He said: “No nation can rise above the quality of her teachers,” adding that the quality of teachers graduating from the college, would to a large extent, determine the extent of development and sophistication of the society.
The Provost of the college, Dr. Sijibomi Olusanya, while congratulating the graduands for the feat recorded, stated that the college has made substantial progress, even in the face of many challenges over the years.
He urged them to be good ambassadors of the FCE (T), challenging them to apply their knowledge and skills either as employees, employers, and wealth creators or for further studies.
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