The Federal Government revealed on Thursday that it was working towards developing a functional educational system that would make Nigerians self-reliant.
Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, made this known at the 64th Meeting of the National Council on Education in Port Harcourt, saying that the technical and vocational education remained the key to the development of Nigeria.
The Education Minister explained that entrepreneurship education and training had been acknowledged globally as a vital strategy for tackling youth empowerment.
“There is no doubt that technical and vocational education and training holds the key to the development of our country’s industrial sector, thus the challenges of youth unemployment can best be addressed through quality education that guarantees self-reliance.
“Entrepreneurship education and training is globally acknowledged as an important strategy for tackling youth unemployment.
“In our drive to reposition for self-reliance, particular attention has been given to the development of technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills in learners as the current administration has trained over 500 science, vocational and Mathematics teachers on the use of modern equipment and new approaches in schools,” Adamu stated.
Adamu also disclosed that the FG had granted approval for the establsihment of new federal science and technical colleges in sixteen states across the country, adding that the government was improving access to quality education in different parts of Nigeria.
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