The Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has assented to an amended bill for the establishment of the Ogun State Technical and Vocational Education Board to oversee the Technical Education Sub-Sector in the State.
Penpushing reports that, Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Prof Joseph Odemuyiwa disclosed this on Tuesday at a press conference held at his office located in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the State Capital.
The Adviser noted that the bill has been a major requirement of the World Bank to partner with Ogun State for the development of technical education, adding that, a programme needs assessment visit was made to all the technical colleges to redesign their programmes.
‘Arrangements for the commencement of the World Bank intervention is in top gear as the Technical and Vocational Education Training specialists approved by the World has since assumed office’, Odemuyiwa said.
‘In the efforts of the Governor to educate for employability through the Technical Education Sub-Sector , a programme needs assessment visit was made to all the technical colleges to redesign their programmes and concentrate on those needs that are demand –driven in the area where each colleges is domiciled ‘, he added.
Penpushing further reports that, Odemuyiwa said, it has been discovered that the conventional 3 years program meant for basic education school learners leading to National Business Technical and Examination Board (NABTEB’S) National Technical Certificate and National Business Certificates is not enough.
‘Hence, the introduction of short term-3 months, 6 months and 9 months Vocational Education Programmes through the Technical Institutes for our graduates , Higher Diploma holders and others in full adulthood’ , he stated
Penpushing also reports that, he revealed that the government is commencing a Professional Diploma in Technical Teachers Education in two of its NBTE-Accredited Polytechnics to train the required technical teachers/lecturers ready for the certification by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria