The Special Assistant to the Governor on Education Monitoring, Akparawa Udeme Udofia was on hand to receive the team from National Board for Technical Education on re-accreditation exercise to technical colleges in Akwa Ibom State recently.
The team led by the Head of Technical Colleges, Engineer Bashir Dati, and Director of Technical Colleges, South-South Zone, Engr. Ngozi Okelekwe were commended by the SA for doing a thorough job and urged them to develop a strategy of frequenting the visit to ensure proper upgrade in the gray areas identified in the technical education system and to improve the general academic productivity.
Udofia applauded Governor Udom Emmanuel for funding technical education and generally for giving priority to educational development in the State. He also lauded the Chairman, Board members, Permanent Secretary, and staff of the State Technical Schools Board for being diligent in their duties.
A member of the team, the Deputy Director, Human Resources, National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna, Abdulrahman Alfa extolled the visionary leadership style of Gov. Udom Emmanuel and his foresight in identifying the importance and the need for technical and vocational training in Nigeria ahead of others.
He reinstated his love and commitment to the state,having visited Akwa ibom state about( 6)six times in the last eight months to strengthen and revitalized the technical and vocational education in the state harping that the future holds great opportunity for the skilled hands . He discourage the graze of amassing bassless certificates without accompanying competent and productivity,saying the economy of Nigeria nation has identify a wide skill gap in our manpower and that it is only our technical and vocational institutions and their products that can filled in those gaps.
He therefore call on citizens of the state to support and reciprocate the governor vision for the benefit of the state and Nigeria as a whole.
The team while in Government Technical College, Ewet Offot, Uyo, enumerated various trade departments to be re-accredited to include; electronic, mechanical, carpentry and furniture making, motor vehicle mechanics, electrical installation, building construction, institutional management, and general studies and promised to put in their very best in bringing up the college to universal standard.