Lagos to establish additional technical colleges, vocational centers – Commissioner

Lagos to establish additional technical colleges, vocational centers – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Primary and Secondary Education, Mr. Jamiu Ali-Balogun, said plans were afoot to establish more technical colleges and vocational centers in the state.

He said this would help reduce the number of out-of-school children in the state.

Speaking in Ikeja on Tuesday, Mr Ali Balogun said the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was intensifying efforts and strategies to meaningfully engage out-of-school children to take them off the streets.

He said universities and centers would make great efforts to accommodate and provide them with access to quality training.

He said the mission of the Lagos State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MBSE) is to ensure that “out-of-school children” are not allowed to roam the state again.

“I have the idea of ​​expanding the scope of technical and vocational education in the state in line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s thematic policies.

“We want to take as many “out-of-school children'' off the streets as possible, so that they can learn some skills in school that are useful to themselves and society, and can even be employed as workers. I want to be able to be the Lord,” he said.

Speaking on the sidelines on the issue of drug abuse among youth, the Commissioner said a collaborative approach with community leaders, police, security personnel and anti-drug clubs would be adopted to deal with the menace.

Prior to this, Mr Ali-Balogun said that the 67th National Council on Education (NCE), scheduled to be held from December 12 to December 15, 2023, will be held by the Lagos State Government (LASG) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education. He announced that he would be hosting a conference.

He said arrangements had been finalized to host the Nigeria Examinations Council (NEC) meeting at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, noting that the NEC is the apex policy-making body on education charged with ratifying the recommendations. Ta.

He added that the NEC meeting, with the theme 'Addressing policy implementation issues: a panacea for educational outcomes in 2030', will be chaired by the Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman.

He added that the expected representatives at the NCE will include ministries and government semi-governmental bodies, including officials from the federal and state ministries of education, ministries of higher education, and ministries of science and technology. FCT Education Secretariat, Federal and State Education Departments and other agencies.


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