Sunday 4 October 2020

Skills Have Overtaken Certificates..... Govt at all levels should fund Technical Schools....Osun Speaker says


The Speaker Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye has advocated acquisition and reinforcement of skills and aptitudes through laboratories and workshop practice and other curricular and extra-curricular activities as the most natural ways to stimulate education and real life work which will eventually lead to high productivity.

He made this known in Ilesa on Saturday 3rd October, 2020 while turning the sod of a Workshop Building he personally donated to the Ilesa Federal Science and Technical College.

"Skills have overtaken certificates, while it is okay to go to school and earn certificate, it is most important to match it with required skill to succeed in life." He said in his speech as he charged well meaning Nigerians to look in this regard and complement the efforts of the government. 

"Your children upon graduation now go back to learn different kinds of skills and vocations, but why not put more funds in the educational system and make it more qualitative. May I at this point call on our government at all levels to as a matter of urgency and emergency , begin to put funds in our Technical Schools. It is the only way to relieve the burden of unemployment , crime and poverty." Owoeye concluded.

Also speaking at the ceremony, the Principal of the College, Dr. Mrs. Idowu Akinbanijo who admonished the philanthropic gesture of the donor assured him of the best appreciation of the Federal Ministry of Education and of Prof. Adamu Adamu the Minister of Education in particular.

Present at the Workshop Building sod turning occasion were Leader Kunle Odeyemi, All Progressives Congress leader in Ijesaland, Chief Idowu Korede, former commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Akeem Adesoji Olowoopejobori, Ilesa East LG Chairman, Hon. Oladipo Adeniyi, Ilesa North East LCDA Chairman, Mr, Siji Lagunju, President Ijesa Soccer Ambassador and many others.


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