Friday 26 November 2021

Worktech Solicits input from stakeholders...Presents handbooks that provide lasting solutions to the problems of unemployment among school leavers


The author of  Employment, Entrepreneurship Preparatory Handbook "Worktech For Secondary Schools", Prince Abiodun Lufadeju has urged stakeholders to become involved and invest in providing input into his initiative of providing lasting solutions to the problems of unemployment among school leavers as they play important roles in providing input and guidance.

Prince Lufadeju made the remark at the presentation of the handbooks designed for the use of students of Primary 4-6, Junior Secondary School 1-3 and Senior Secondary School 1-3 that held on Thursday 25th November, 2021 at Conference Hall Ministry of Women Affairs, Government Secretariat, Osogbo with the theme "Employment Education: The New Imperative."

Speaking at the occasion, Prince Lufadeju while advocating why Employment Education should be taught in all African Schools, pointed out that the handbooks were prepared with technical support from Prof. Idowu Olayinka when he was the Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan.

"The education initiative is a manual designed and developed to be used for the youth work readiness program, an initiative sanctioned and launched in the University of Ibadan." He said while introducing the manual that would not have been possible without the input of various partner educators who participated in the initial pilot phase that took him to some West African countries that include Liberia.

He also made a special tribute to Amb. Yemi Farounbi, former Nigerian ambassador to the Republic of Philippines who he eulogized as an implementing partner who participated in the pretesting sessions.

The handbooks were developed to prepare youth for the job market through training them on employability skills that are complement to character traits, interpersonal skills and personal interest.

He later exposed the contents of the handbooks that aim to train, transform and empower  young students from Primary Schools to when they're graduating from Secondary Schools to be able to build a solid career or entrepreneurial foundation as they enter the job market.

Speaking earlier in his opening remarks, Amb. Yemi Farounbi, who was the Chairman of the occasion, advocated for early identification of self-regulatory skills in our students while pinpointing how he studied Geology in the University but ended as a broadcaster whereas he was never trained in journalism.

"When we're interested in a task, we work harder and persist longer, bringing more of our self-regulatory skills into play." He submitted.

Mr. A. Adegoke, the Director of Planning at the Osun State Ministry of Education who represented the commissioner for Education, declared the handbooks presentation open.

Other stakeholders at the occasion included representatives of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Osun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Directors of private schools, 1 Million Teachers (1MT) and media houses. 

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