Min­is­ter urges grad­u­ates to em­brace tech­ni­cal, vo­ca­tional skills

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

The Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, Mal­lam Adamu Adamu, has called on grad­u­ates of higher in­sti­tu­tions of learning to em­brace tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional skills to be self-em­ployed.

The min­is­ter said the sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try called for reinvention of ap­proaches and ac­qui­si­tion of multi-skills by the ci­ti­zens to launch the coun­try on the path of growth in line with the di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion agenda of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

Speak­ing in Benin at the se­lec­tion and place­ment of suc­cess­ful can­di­dates of the 2016 National Com­mon En­trance Ex­am­i­na­tion (NCEE) into Fed­eral Science and Tech­ni­cal Col­leges (FSTCs) in the coun­try held at the head­quar­ters of the National Busi­ness and Tech­ni­cal Ex­am­i­na­tion Board (NABTEB), Benin City, the min­is­ter who was rep­re­sented by a di­rec­tor in the min­istry, Mrs. Tina Eyaru, said that to pro­mote skill ac­qui­si­tion and train­ing, there should be a syn­ergy among stake­hold­ers in tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing (TVET).

Ear­lier, NABTEB Reg­is­trar/Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Dr. Olatunde A. Aworanti, said the en­rol­ment ra­tion of 70 to 30 per­cent in favour of tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional trades in re­la­tion to science as di­rected by the National Coun­cil of Ed­u­ca­tion should be strictly ad­hered to for vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion de­vel­op­ment.

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