From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
Determined To boost training in technical and vocational education (TVET), the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) inaugurated a state-of-the-art skills and vocational training center worth 245 million naira at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic ( MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The multi-million naira project, under the 2018 annual response, is expected to be completed within six months. While making the shift, Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, hailed TETFund as a mission-oriented body for educational institutions.
Abayomi congratulated the leadership of MAPOLY for their vision and sincerity in taking advantage of TETFund to have the project, especially at a time when the institution was gradually regaining its place of honor among polytechnics in Nigeria.
“I am delighted with the construction of the center, whose training will be in tandem with modern trends. The provision of software labs, research rooms and online resources, hands-on vocational training including other facilities is so enthusiastic and aligns with Governor Dapo Abiodun’s mission.
“The state government’s emphasis on vocational and technical education training is consistent with the revitalization of technical education across the state.
“Our goal, intention and hope as a government is for MAPOLY to be the producer of technical manpower for the state, the nation and the world at large. The center will therefore complement the development of entrepreneurship in the polytechnic ”, declared the Commissioner.
In his remarks, MAPOLY Acting Rector, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, explained that the project was designed to reshape the horizon, skills and competencies of students and artisans through vocational training and the acquisition of skills. skills.
“This center will allow us to implement the current policy of the National Council for Technical Education (NBTE) in terms of acquisition of vocational education for a harmonious career development. The center will also help individuals learn about the Internet and allow polytechnic graduates to be doubly certified.
“The structure includes eight offices, three software laboratories, two mini-training centers, a multimedia laboratory / studio, a digital and micro device laboratory, a cybersecurity and forensics laboratory, an electronic research room, a room cyber-control, a conference room. among others. The site manager gave assurances that the project would be delivered on time, ”Odedeji noted.