The Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose has distributed garment making and snacks production equipment worth millions of Naira to some selected secondary schools in order to make the students self reliant in the future.
The event which was held at Olaoluwa Muslim Grammer School Ado Ekiti had in attendance stakeholders in the education sector.
Governor Fayose, represented by his deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola, in his key note address, said that the essence of the school enterprise programme was to allow the students become job creators rather than job seekers after leaving school.
He noted that the programme when established in all the secondary schools, Ekiti students would be an asset rather than liability in the labour market.
Governor Fayose advised the students to take the practical aspect of their training seriously, he called on the teachers to ensure the safety and maintenace of the equipment.
On his part, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Jide Egunjobi explained that functional education had become the order of the day all over the world.
Also, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Kumbi Obaisi lauded the state government’s idea of making Ekiti students self reliant through acquisition of special skills.
The high point of the occasion was the distribution of the equipment to the benefiting schools.
Some of the benefiting schools included Aramoko District Grammer School, Aramoko Ekiti., Eleyo High School, Ikere Ekiti, Ogotun High School, Ogotun Ekiti, Ara Comprehensive High School, Ara Ekiti. Others are Edu Comprehensive High School Erio Ekiti, Babatope Memorial High School, Ikoro Ekiti, Omuo Comprehensive High School Omuo Ekiti, Ayede Grammer School, Ayede Ekiti. Igogo Community High School Igogo Ekiti and others.
So far, thirty seven Secondary Schools have benefited from the distribution of garment making and snacks production equipment under the School Agric and Entrepreneurship Agency.
Thursday, March 22 2018, 1:00 pm
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