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Make prudent use of RSW programme, governors aide tells AOCOED student

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Obafela Bank-Olemoh

Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, has charged the students of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Ijanikin, to abide by the rules and principles of the Ready-Set-Work (RSW) training programme of the state government so as to tap from its immense benefits.

Speaking during the 2018 RSW sensitisation programme for AOCOED students, Bank-Olemoh, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Special Adviser, Shamsideen Allison, emphasised that the programme is designed to expose undergraduates to basic hard and soft skills required to navigate the tortuous labour market.

The RSW, which is in its third edition is an initiative of the state government designed to bring students of tertiary institutions in Lagos, especially those in the final year, together for a training programme that helps develop their potentials and prepare their minds towards the world of work upon graduation.

He said the sensitisation programme is aimed at putting the eligible participants through and educating them on what it entails to satisfactorily participate in the 13-week programme and obtain certification.

Noting that the initiative is achieving the purpose of its launch going by the testimonies of participants of the previous edition, he urged participants for the 2018 edition to make judicious use of the training.

He said, “Lagos is the fifth largest economy in Africa and we have identified some gaps which we need to bridge regarding our graduates, thus the RSW initiative.

This year, we are scaling up the programme to accommodate 25,000 students instead of 12,000 that were trained in 2017.

Caleb University a private institution is coming on board. So I urge you to maximally participate, identify your hidden potentials and develop it, there is no limit to your capabilities.”

Provost of the college, Dr. Omolola Ladele, who described the programme as a rare opportunity, challenged the students to good use of the training as it will help them to think critically, become a better teacher and positively impact the Nigerian child.


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