The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, says the Federal Government will continue to accord priority to technical education.
The minister, who was represented by the Director, Colleges of Education, Mrs Onyeka Nwabuogo, described technical education as a major pillar in economic development.
The minister said that the recent approval of six additional colleges of education across the six geopolitical zones of the country would bridge the gap in teacher education among other benefits.
In a remark, the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Prof. Paulinus Chijioke-Okweike, advised colleges of education to adhere to guidelines on students’ admission.
Chijioke-Okweike applauded the Federal Government for approving a new salary scale and retirement age for teachers, adding that such gesture would boost the sector.
Earlier, the Provost, Prof. Bashir Muhammad-Fage, said that 6,857 students graduated from the institution between 2016 and 2020.
Muhammad-Fage mentioned some of the challenges facing the college to include, inadequate funding and decline in new students intake.
Honorary fellowship was also awarded to some individuals.(NAN)