Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu has stressed the need for Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nigeria, saying graduates of technical institutions have not satisfactorily replicated their skills to develop Nigeria.
The minister was represented by the Minister of State, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, spoke at the 26th joint convocation ceremony of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, Anambra State.
He said education is the basic foundation for the human and material resource development of any country.
“I have always supported and advocated continuous training and re-training of teachers to retool them in the best teaching practices and standards.
“It is on record that the countries rated among the best in the education system in the world invest time and meaningful resources in developing the quality of their teachers,” he said.
He said the FCE (Technical) were created in each of the six geopolitical zones to build a regional technical base that would serve the national interest.
The Provost, Dr Tessy Okoli, said the College took cognisance of the threat of Coronavirus pandemic and scaled down attendance and other convocation activities to reduce crowding to the barest minimum.
The minister also commissioned some completed projects, including Computer Based Test (CBT) buildings and the academic staff office complex.