In its drive to improve the human capital development of teachers in its technical and vocational colleges, the Ogun state government has entered into a plan to sponsor eight principals and 11 instructors in all government science and technical colleges in Germany for a study trip.
The Governor’s Special Advisor for Technical and Vocational Education, Professor Joseph Odemuyiwa, during a pre-departure meeting with the beneficiaries, reiterated that this decision was motivated by the determination of the administration led by Governor Dapo Abiodun to continuously train and retrain its staff. , with a view to linking them to global best practices. He urged attendees to reciprocate the government’s huge investment by being good ambassadors for the state.
The tour, he said, was in collaboration with the German Agency for International Development (GIZ) and was expected to last two to four weeks for the directors and instructors respectively, saying they would translate the knowledge gained during the course of the tour in the development of the sector and promote better performance.
Odemuyiwa, while advising beneficiaries to stay focused during the tour and strive to be assets to the state rather than a liability, said the government would not let up on capacity building for teachers, promising that the government would maintain the opportunities so that others could take advantage of them.
In his remarks, Acting Executive Secretary of Ogun Technical and Vocational Education Board, Mr. Olubori Akinleye instructed them not to abuse the occasion so as not to hinder future opportunities, appreciating the government for several measures taken to reorganize and technically reorganize education, which has yielded many positive results.
The Principal of Government Science and Technical College, Ijebu-Ode, Mr. Omotola Samuel, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked the government and the German agency for broadening their horizons in the education sector technical, promising not to let the council and the state down.