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NACETEM to revamp vocational education in Nigeria



Dr Olushola Odusanya, Director General, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), on Wednesday said that the Centre was poised to revamp interest in vocational education.

Odusanya in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja, said this had become imperative as 70 per cent of job opportunities existed in vocational training.

He explained that a reliable way of infusing knowledge into the informal sector was to focus on vocational training.

He, however, said that revamping interest in vocational education called for right investments and issuance of quality certificates as well as quality accreditations.

He disclosed that NACETEM as a Certiport training and certification centre had structured trainings in which certificates were offered.

“These certification schemes are now for vocationally trained people and their numbers are also very large, probably larger than other trainees.

“These are people required in the economy and we feel this would be of particular interest to politicians because they need to empower their voting population,” Odusanya said.

The NACETEM boss explained that the Academy which was formed in partnership with a private firm was a huge Learning Management System (LMT), which provided for the trainings, thereby allowing several people to come on board.

He restated that acquisition of vocational skills was quite important, especially to people who were not necessarily educated but required some form of skills.

He reiterated that vocational training encompassed all of these.

Sylvester Thompson

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