The Delta Government has said the state is fully set to establish nineteen additional Technical Colleges in its bid to have TC and vocational centres in the 25 LG areas of the state.
Chinedu Ebie, Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, disclosed this during the week in Asaba, during the second edition of the Technical and Vocational Fair, Competition and Project Exhibition.
The Commissioner noted that the state govt. was placing a high premium on technical and vocational education with a view to expanding the frontiers of employment generation and wealth creation in the state.
He stressed that the centres would encourage greater pupil and trainee involvement in the learning process of skills acquisition and self-reliance, which in the long run would boost the state’s economy.
He also explained that the purpose of the technical and vocational fair was to showcase the pupils’ knowledge and vocational skills in terms of innovation and performance, thus creating a platform for the assessment of the outcome of the capital investment of the World Bank, European Union and the state government in the provision of modern infrastructure and equipment for technical colleges and vocational training centres in Delta state.