Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun has commissioned a technical institute at Abeokuta on Tuesday as part of his administration’s drive to boost vocational education.
The institute christened the Ogun State Technical Institute is at the Government Science and Technical College, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.
It was established by the government in collaboration with Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea (SHIK) Institute.
The governor said it was part of efforts by the state government, to engender socio-economic development, using education as anchor.
The former senator added that government would rather create job creators, than employment seekers, especially in ensuring the needed manpower to service the increasing number of industries in the state.
He assured Nigerian youths of the government’s readiness to continue supporting and collaborating with partners, that will help in technical and infrastructural development for technological advancement.
In his goodwill message, Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraju Adekunbi, noted that the project will create a platform for the youths to re-direct their energy, towards technical development, which in the long run, will improve the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, in his speech, while acknowledging the development stride of the Amosun government, noted that the institute will further enhance the educational standard.
While commending the laudable project, wife of the Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Olufunso Amosun said the institution should be used as standard in the development of technical education, beyond the secondary school level.
Earlier in her welcome address, Commissioner for Educaton, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota, stated that the project was borne out of passion for the development of the people as well as prepare for the inevitable future, where technology will be the go-to source in every sphere of human endeavour.