The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB), Ms. Moronke Azeez has undertaking a verification tour of all the Five Technical Colleges in the State, with a view to entrench the rebranding and reinvigoration policy of the State Government for Technical Colleges.
Speaking at a meeting with the Management Team of Government Technical College, Adosoba and Agidingbi, the Executive Secretary enjoined teachers to work on positive attitudinal change for students, while guiding against wilful destruction of school properties, as the Board will ensure the return of the old school manual, where any student that damage school properties is penalized accordingly.
She equally enjoined teachers of all technical colleges to put measures in place for the maintenance of government properties in their care, explaining that the State Government has put effective machineries in motion at ensuring that the youth are well taking care of in terms of necessary skills enhancement and life-improving trades, from technical colleges, adding that the youth will be taking a step in the right direction in their prime by learning one form of trade or the other in technical schools.
At Technical College, Igando, the LASTVEB boss implored personnel to brace up for the expected rebranding, as all hands must be on deck towards bringing intention and policy of government to fruition, adding that more life-improving courses will be introduced to enhance the employability of students after training
Speaking further during the tour of Technical College Ikorodu, Ms. Azeez who once headed Eko Project in the State said ‘‘the best way to go, for the youth, is technical education as the white collar job is no longer there for everyone’’ pointing out that the school curriculum will be well improved upon to meeting the yearning and aspiration of 21st century.
While assuring teachers of Government enabling environment for better learning at Technical College, Epe, the LASTVEB boss explained ‘‘everything will be done at addressing the challenges of vocational education in the State’’, pointing out that the Board is ready to formalize and improve on co-curriculum activities like; Drama, Play, Spelling Bee, Choir and so on among students with a view to building soft skills in discipline, commitment, passion and team work in them.
In his own comment, the Principal of Government Technical College Ikorodu, Mr Abiodun Lasisi said the introduction of more courses for students by the Board will go a long way, to bringing about a drop in youth unemployment, as well as provide a better life for many of them that were hitherto roaming about the