FG reiterates commitment to technical education

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, the Federal Government will continue to accord priority to technical education.

Adamu disclosed on Saturday Bichi, Kano State the 6th Combined Convocation of the Federal of Education (Technical).

The minister, who was represented by the Director, Colleges of Education, Mrs Onyeka Nwabuogo, described technical education as a major pillar economic development.

The minister said that the Federal Government was passionate its avowed commitments at ensuring that education took its rightful place Nigeria.

Adamu said that government would continue to invest the sector through approved capital and training routed through the Universal Basic Education and Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

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 teacher education among other benefits.

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 to include, inadequate funding and decline new students intake.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that prizes were presented to the best graduating students NCE and Diploma Education.

Honorary fellowship was also awarded to some individuals.(NAN)