We prioritised tech education for devp, raising future experts – Obiano
GOVERNOR of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, said his administration deliberately focused on technical education, to equip Anambra students with relevant skills for future expertise, self-reliance and productivity.
The governor also explained that this informed his administration’s effort at living no stone unturned in securing approval from the Nigeria’s Board of Technical Education for 28 trade tests.
Gov. Obiano stated this while inaugurating an ultra-modern hostel at Archbishop Heerey Technical College, Ogidi, Idemili North Council Area.
Speaking while performing the ceremony during a visit to the college which was witnessed by some stakeholders in the state, Gov. Obiano advised the students to reciprocate this motivation by being more dedicated to their studies and getting used to such facilities, even outside their immediate environment.
While commissioning the project, Gov. Obiano revealed that the hostel has the capacity to accommodate all their students said the smart Hostel is one of the innovative plans of his administration to ensure.
In her speech, Commissioner For Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha who said that the project is in keeping with the present administration’s strategic objective in the Education sector, pointed out that it is one of the Governor’s legacies and enumerating other outstanding legacies in the Education sector to include the ten shared values, entrepreneurship through education for employment, outstanding performances in external examinations, human capital development, promotion of teachers to level sixteen , zero-tolerance for examination malpractice, robotics education, among others, which she said are geared towards making Anambra students achieve global competitiveness
Earlier, Principal of the school, Rev. Fr. Peter Nwadimkpa, described the project as commendable vision and thanked the governor for giving immense support to education and enumerated some achievements of their technical department to include first NABTEB examination with no record of failure and NBTE standard functional production unit, among others.
In attendance were some members of the state executive council including Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Primus Odili, Secretary to Anambra State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Ndi Ichie Ogidi, among others.