The Delta State Commissioner for Technical Education, Hon Mrs GbubemiIkolo, has stressed that the ministry of Technical Education is fully committed to ensuring huge success in turning Delta State to the Technological Hub of the nation.
She stated this during the ministry’s 2021 budget defense to the Ministry of Economic Planning held in asaba.
Addressing the defense team headed by the commissioner for economic planning, Chief Barry Gbe, the commissioner for technical education, Hon Mrs GbubemiIkolo, praised the state Governor Dr IfeanyiOkowa for his commitment in ensuring the kickoff of the first phase of Nineteen Technical Colleges across the state, which she said is close to completion.
She explained that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the colleges in the first phase of Nine will begin in the 2021 academic session, adding that the ministry will embark on recruitment of qualified teachers and also ensure proper training for the teachers.
MrsIkolo further informed that more skilled subjects will be introduced like Garment Making, Safety, amongst others, saying that digital equipment will be acquired to replace the present analog once to enable the students meet up with the present standard of training, and further proposed at least two school buses for each of the Technical Colleges.
The Technical Education Commissioner also said that the state through the ministry will be hosting the National JET Club Competition next year, due to the students impressive performance at last year’s edition in Lagos State where they emerged overall third place.
The Commissioner for Technical Education was backed on the defense exercise by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr Moses Bragiwa , Directors of the ministry, Mr VincentMagboma, Dr Joyce Ogu, amongst others.