Minister charges States and local governments on Entrepreneurship and Skills Education

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Prof. Rukayyat Rufai, Minister for Education
Prof. Rukayyat Rufai, Minister for Education

A one month entrepreneurship and vocational education for selected technical and science colleges across the six goe political zones has ended in calabar the cross river state capital with a call to states and local governments to embrace vocational training in all secondary schools..

Minister of Education Professor Rufai made the call during the mid-term review of the program with teachers ,instructors and education managers from the benefiting institutions.

The minster who was represented by the director of technology and science education,Engineer Micheal Kalu-Offor said the entrepreneurship skills training and vocational education as part of the federal government road map on science and technical education is a major key performance indicator in the area of teacher education and development .

The minster said the step B project which was an initiative of the federal government is finance by the africa development bank with ten nigeria technical institutions as a pilot.

“Modern workplace demand employees with degree of technical and vocational competences,and we have charged with the responsibilities toprepare our students to enter the world of work as technically capable employe”

Our dream in the sector is that even our secondary schools graduates. Should be able to enter the workforce with confidence knowing that their certificate is backed with skills required for a successful transition”the minister said.

While speaking On the need the for the workshop,the project coordinator of technical and vocational education and training (TVET)Dr Ebele Nwafor said it is not enough to include entrepreneurship education in the school curricula but to practice it will put the teacher to teach the student and the students will be put in a good pedestrian to be a job provider and not job seeker after their graduation.

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