‘How college is addressing vocational challenges, preparing students for jobs’
09 June 2022 | 2:55 am
Provost, Federal College of Education Technical, Akoka, Lagos, Dr Wahab Azeez, has said the Centre for Vocational Technical Entrepreneurship and Development (CEVTED) is equipping students
Provost, Federal College of Education Technical, Akoka, Lagos, Dr Wahab Azeez, has said the Centre for Vocational Technical Entrepreneurship and Development (CEVTED) is equipping students with both vocational and soft skills to address challenges of the job market.
Azeez, while giving a scorecard of his three years in office institution established in 1967, said programmes run by CEVTED are different from regular courses and covered by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE).
The provost said CEVTED, an academic centre, runs vocational courses to support regular ones and will benefit students after their graduation.
He explained that CEVTED was basically for academic programmes and some vocational skills training, saying this would assist trained technical teachers at the college to have vocations they could fall back on after graduation.
Azeez added that the Centre for Endowment Development and Advancement and Alumni Relations, which was also approved by the academic board, was established to address the funding challenges of the college as a technical institution, saying it required huge funding to provide and sustain the learning infrastructure.
He said: “The college has witnessed a lot of changes based on the collective decision to move the institution forward and to make it better than what the current management inherited.
“Our college of education is special because it is an institution that is technical and not a conventional college of education that runs all courses. Most of the courses offered at the college are technical, vocational, science and business-related and that explains the low student population, compared to what obtains in the conventional colleges,” the provost explained.