Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki said any nation that seeks to develop and be in the comity of advanced nations should pay attention to the institutions that helps to create and develop human capacity.
He made this known while receiving management team of National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) who visited him at government house, Benin City on Tuesday.
Obaseki said his administration sees a huge opportunity if only the state can take the lead and begin to convert and redirect the human capacity as it will lead to efficient productivity.
“We see a huge opportunity for us as a state that if we can take the lead and begin to convert and redirect our human capacity, converting those skills and energy into ones that can lead to efficient productivity, the state will be better for it,” he said.
He said the strategy of his administration is to use opportunities of institutions like NABTEB to begin to look at the current educational system and infuse technical education into it.
“This step will help our students to do something with their hands as they graduate from senior secondary school or at any phase of their lives. We want to work closely with your institution maybe we can start with 50 schools where we would ensure we have technical training component,” he added.
Obaseki said as his administration is very keen on Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) adding that the administration had spend money to procure services, and will work closely with service providers to ensure that the state benefitted from vocational training.