Akwa Ibom gov: The problem in Nigeria is not unemployment but capacity building

Akwa Ibom gov: The problem in Nigeria is not unemployment but capacity building
September 06
23:22 2019
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Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has called on relevant authorities in the nation’s education sector to consider restructuring the system to meet current realities.

The governor said this while addressing participants at the concluding session of the first Akwa Ibom education summit.

Emmanuel said education must be tailored towards producing entrepreneurs and craftsmen in vocations that will add value to the society.

The governor, however, lamented that lack of capacity building has been the major problem in the society, saying “the problem in Nigeria is not unemployment but capacity building, if we can build our capacity, certificate will not be an issue”.

“I am looking at a situation where certain categories of skilled labour are produced here and when the need arises for their services such craftsmen would be fetched here,” he said.

He disclosed that there were plans to enroll 10 indigenes of Akwa Ibom for studies in textile engineering in an Europe-based institution.

“Yesterday, officials of an  institution in Europe watched this programme live and communicated to me, saying that having watched this programme and listened to my passion for technology based education, by September next year, they will grant scholarship to ten Akwa Ibom citizens to study Textile Engineering,” he said.

He said arrangements had been made for the establishment of computer laboratories in at least a school in each of the 10 federal constituencies of the state.

He explained that the “Modula Classrooms” built in  primary schools within the Uyo are technologically designed to fast track communication with schools in the remote areas, pointing out that the technology will simplify learning as knowledge will be transferred with the in-built facilities.

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