The resuscitating and revamping of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) by Ogun State Government has received commendation from a German agency, GFA/SKYE.
This was stated in press statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Friday by Taofeek Ahmed, Press Officer, OGUNTIVET whereby the agency advised the state government to sustain the momentum.
Dirk Londmann, Team Leader of the agency made the commendation during a courtesy visit to the Special Adviser to the Governor on TVET, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
He applauded the government for making the sector attractive for the young ones and school leavers.
Londmann revealed that the purpose of the visit was to seek ways to further improve communication, understand the programmes of SKYE GIZ, so as to pave the way for seamless engagement with beneficiaries of government programmes, as well as its intervention other partners by evaluating feedback.
“Evaluation of Ogun TVET programmes as well as communication is very important apart from the technical aspect, we are more focus on how the two of us use communication even as we look for ways, we can better synergise in pushing out messages which will indeed convince German government of your performance and make case for more intervention in the coming days,” he said.
Also speaking, Led Communication expert of GFA/SKYE, Dominique Thaly, commended government’s effort at improving the quality and standard of TVET, saying available records showed that extension of the various trainings beyond the formal to the informal sectors has further enhanced the capacity of artisans, technicians and craftsmen across the State.
While appreciating the present administration for the quality of its intervention in TVET, Thaly advised that the government needs to look beyond policy reform, capacity building, and human capital development, but involve in more social and behavioral engagement with the people.
Speaking earlier, Prof. Odemuyiwa revealed that before the coming on board of the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration, technical and vocational education in the state was in a sorry state.
“But the government had since come up with different programmes ranging from capacity building, policy formulation, among others which has translated to the much-desired revamping of the sector,” he said.
However, he thanked the agency and other development partners for supporting the government and listed some of the intervention which led to the resuscitation of the sector.
Adding to have included over 10 different trainings, collaboration with Bureau of Employment Generation, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, training of students meant for industry, promising to intensify efforts with the view to changing the mindset of the young ones on technical and vocational education.