The 2020/2021 First Term Academic Session has commenced in all Technical Colleges in the state.
This was disclosed by the state commissioner for Technical Education, Hon Mrs Gbubemi Ikolo during her inspection of resumption of some technical colleges.
The state commissioner for Technical College, Hon Mrs Gbubemi Ikolo was at Utagbu-Ugbe Technical College, Agbor Technical College, Ofagbe Technical College, to inspect resumption of students and teachers for the 2020/2021 first term academic session which commenced Monday 28th September 2020.
Mrs Ikolo explained that the students had already written their second term exams before the COVID-19 lockdown, and the ministry saw no reaaon for them to remain at home since the schools are already set for them to resume the new academic session.
She expressed satisfaction over the good turnout of students to school, and also the good turnout of teachers who has already started teaching of the students.
The technical education commissioner appealed to parents and guardians to ensure their children and wards resume school for them not to miss teachings, assuring them that they won’t be put through any labour as the ministry has already ensured that aspect been taken care of.
The state Commissioner for Technical Education, Hon Mrs Gbubemi Ikolo also inspected the on-going National Business and Technical Certificate Examinations organised by NABTEB, and expressed satisfaction at the level at which the examination was conducted at the various technical colleges by also ensuring that the COVID-19 prevention directives where abide by.
Mrs Ikolo expressed disappointment at the irregularities witnessed at Divine Way International School, a private school centre she visited, wondering why such school without the neccesary environment was approved for the exams.
She further assured that such centers will not be allowed as the ministry will ensure that only schools with standard and good pedigree will approved for NABTEB certificate exams.
The commissioner was accompanied by a director in the ministry, Dr Joyce Ogu, and her Special Assistant, Mr Cyprian Nosegbe on the inspection.