Minister urges graduates to embrace technical, vocational skills
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.