Mallam Adamu Adamu; Honorable MInister of Education
P/HARCOURT – In a bid to reduce reliance on white cola jobs, the Federal Government said it was poised to develop a formidable educational structure that would make Nigerians self-reliant.
In a keynote address at the 64th meeting of the National Council of Education (NCE) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said the Federal Government was working towards developing a functional educational system that would make citizens self-reliant.
“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 education for self-reliance, particular attention has been given to the development of technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills in learners as the present administration has trained over 500 science, vocational and mathematics teachers on the use of modern equipment and new approaches in schools.”
He said the Federal Government has granted approval for the establishment of new Federal Science and Technical Colleges in 16 states.
Adamu added that the Federal Government is improving access to quality education in different parts of the country.