14 December 2012

Nigeria: House Orders Probe of Technical, Vocational Education

This followed adoption of a motion on the matter sponsored by Rep. Chris Azugbogu (PDP, Anambra), who lamented that the quality of technicians and artisans in Nigeria had degenerated over the years.

"A lot of young Nigerians that have undergone apprenticeship in the informal and traditional semi-skilled vacations are not certified and as such not qualified for commissioned jobs," he argued.

Consequently, the House unanimously passed the motion mandating the committee on education to conduct a public hearing inviting stakeholders, experts, vocational and technical institutions and the Board of Technical Education on how to reposition technical education in Nigeria.

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