Adeboye underscores importance of technical education
The Proprietor, Redeemer’s College of Technology and Management (RECTEM), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has underscored the importance of not just raising technical students to be skilled workers and employers of labour, but also ensuring that they are God-fearing and law-abiding, becoming responsible employers and employees.
Adeboye who doubles as General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) spoke at the 1st convocation ceremony of RECTEM, where graduating students were awarded National Diploma certificates with prizes.
He charged the graduating students to preserve the values that have been inculcated in them, bearing in mind that they are just starting.
The Chairman, Governing Council of the college, Prof. Johnson Odesola, said the institution was established to build highly skilled middle level technical manpower as entrepreneurial champions to fill the yarning gap in the nation’s micro, small and medium enterprises.
He asked the graduating students not to see their achievement yet as an end in itself, but a means to achieving greater heights.
The Rector, Dr. Stella Mofunanya, said the college has embraced the mandate of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), which is part of the National Board for Technical Education’s mandate for skill acquisition and sustainable development of the Nigerian Youth.
She said: “Our entrepreneurship centre has been engaging students in various vocational trainings such as tie and dye, production of different types of spices for healthy living and fashion designing among others, for them to become self-reliant and employers of labour.”
She asked graduating students to remain passionate about technological innovations and developments and the opportunities available to them.
Executive Secretary, NBTE, Prof. Idris Bugaje, commended the college for being part of the implementation of national development plan in terms of technical education.