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Ogun Approves Bill for Establishment of Vocational Education Board

Written by Akeem Alao

Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has approved a bill for the establishment of the Ogun State Technical and Vocational Education Board.

This was disclosed on Wednesday September 16, 2020, by the special adviser to the governor on technical education, Professor Joseph Odemuyiwa, during a news conference in Abeokuta.

Odemuyiwa said the bill was one of the major requirements of the World Bank to partner with the state government for the development of technical colleges.

The governor’s aide said necessary arrangements were being put in place for the commencement of the World Bank intervention, which include assessment visit to all the eight technical colleges to redesign their programmes.

He added that the mode of study in the schools has been changed to 30 per cent of class work and 70 per cent of practical to enhance effective teaching and learning.

The special adviser also said that government had introduced short-term vocational education programmes for three, six and nine months, through technical institutes for graduates and higher diploma holders.

“The Government Science Technical College, Ijebu Ode, will now be offering Advanced Technical and Business Programme in addition to Government Science and Technical College, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta,” Odemuyiwa said.

He said the state would remain the industrial hub of Nigeria and fully entrepreneurship-based through a focus on the technical/vocational education for technological advancement.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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