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Giwa R. Hassan GTC Odomola 2005 set

I was born and bred in Ajegunle and things were really though for my parents. I started an apprenticeship in Refrigerator and Air-condition repairs and there one of my seniors introduced me to the technical college. I didn’t have any certificate to apply so I enrolled at a continuous education center to write my Junior School Certificate examination (now known as BECE). With my result, I gained admission into the Government Technical College, Odomola where I studied Electrical Installation Craft.  Upon graduation, I started my career as a factory worker Unilever and from there I secured an appointment with Folawiyo Group of Companies as an Electrical Maintenance Officer. Shortly after that, I got a call from my former HOD about the need for a workshop assistant on the technical cadre, I applied and was employed. Today, I am the Chief Handicraftsman of the same school I graduated from. My advice to students from backgrounds like my own is that learning a vocational skill and obtaining a recognized certificate will provide them will employment. Today, I am self-reliant. I do not rely on just my salary, anytime I get electrical installation jobs and I take my students to the site to further expose them to the practical aspects of what we teach in class. – Giwa R. Hassan