Delta State govt. establishes ministry for Technical, Vocational Education

The Delta State Government has approved the establishment of Ministry of Technical and Vocational Education as part of efforts towards improving technical knowledge among students in Delta.

According to statement issued in Asaba on Thursday and signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mr Chiedu Ebie, the policy was to encourage and motivate the present and future generations of Deltans to compete with their peers on the world stage where science, technology and innovation provide the framework for living.

The statement also said that Government is putting modalities in place to establish additional technical colleges in each local government areas of the state where none currently exist.
The statement added that part if the function of the new ministry includes formulation of policies for technical education and management of technical colleges and vocational centres in the state.

Also other functions of the new ministry according to the statement included to coordinate the accreditation of technical colleges and vocational centres, process the registration and licensing of vocational enterprise institutions, coordinate partnership and investment of technical colleges and vocational Centres in the state, as well as liaise with appropriate MDAs in the implementation of technical and vocational education and training programmes of the state.

The ministry is expected to take off with four departments which comprise Planning, Research and Statistics, Administration, as well as Finance and Accounts Departments, while additional department will follow later, he said.

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