The Ogun government is working with industry to train tutors for technical colleges

By Modupe George

Instructors at Ogun State Technical and Vocational Colleges have been trained to advance their knowledge by taking specialized courses required in industries both inside and outside the state.

Ogun State Education Commissioner Professor Abayomi Arigbabu said in a statement provided by the ministry’s press secretary Ms Omoniyi Damilola that learners need to combine practical knowledge with theoretical knowledge, particularly in technical education.

This, he noted, will improve their understanding of the subjects they are being taught and make them more salable to industries that need their services.

Professor Arigbabu made this known at an industry exposure program first certificate ceremony and industry recognition ceremony organized by the State Technical and Vocational Education Board (OGSTVEB) in cooperation with the Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP) and the World Bank at the Conference Room of the Ministry.

The Commissioner explained that it is important for teachers to complete the internship program so that they can gain first-hand experience and experience and thus pass it on to the learners.

“Technical education requires hands-on experience, and when our teachers go into industry for experience and first-hand experience, the outcome of their teaching is enhanced,” he noted.

He appreciated the partner industries for working with the government and for opening their doors to train teachers in the state.

While calling for sustained collaboration, he urged the education beneficiaries to apply the knowledge gained to improve teaching and learning in their respective subjects in order to transform the narratives of technical education in the state.

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In his presentation titled “Focus on the Industry Exposure”, TVET specialist Mr. Unyime Eyo explained that the training aims to provide technical teachers with the opportunity to be exposed to industrial establishments as part of their skills improvement program and also to expose them sure they are consistent with current technology in the industry.

The governor’s special adviser on technical education, Professor Joseph Odemuyiwa, explained at the event that the purpose of the industry presence is to bridge the gap between academia and industry, noting that it would help institutions and learners to get to know each other with the skills that are needed in the industry.

Two of the beneficiaries, Mr. Obikoya Tosin and Ms. Odeogbola Ebunoluwa, responded by praising the state government and partner industries for the training opportunities.

They said the training stimulated their teaching skills and ensured that the knowledge gained would improve their students’ academic and practical performance.