Friday, October 21, 2016 3:14 pm
Richard Elesho/ Lokoja
The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has reiterated his resolve to reposition the education sector, with bias for Science and Technical education in the State. The effort, the governor said had become imperative in order to boost socio-economic development and reduce youth restiveness in the state.
Bello made this known yesterday in Lokoja through a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary CPS, Petra Akinti Onyegbule, and said the State needs to prioritize education in order to catch up with the fast pace of development around the world.
“Our government has seen the need to prioritize education. But in doing that, we are not oblivious of the need to restructure our education within the precinct of the educational policy of the nation to ensure we develop technical education to empower our youth to graduate into jobs of their own and spark a technological revolution in the nation.
“Kogi is a peculiar State with rich mineral and natural resources ready to be tapped. To get the best out of our resources, technical education must take the centre-stage. This administration will work assiduously and relentlessly to raise the standards of our technical education while keeping an eye on the general educational need of the people of the State”.
“Our youth remain our best resource, and our administration will work hard to invest in them to ensure their energies are directed to the right priorities for the development of our State”, the Governor assured.
He said his administration is already assessing the infrastructural deficiencies in the tertiary institutions across the State, with a view to improving their standards.
Governor Bello pledged to make Kogi a leading State in education before the end of his tenure in office. He urged all stakeholders in the sector to key into his administration’s vision.