Vanguard (Lagos)

20 December 2012

Nigeria: ITF, NECA Boost Technical Education, Donate Equipment to FSTC

INDUSTRIAL Training Fund, ITF, and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, have donated multi-million naira worth of electrical and telecommunication equipment to the Federal Science and Technical Colleges, FSTC, Yaba, Lagos.

Donating the equipment, which includes automation equipment, cables, trucking boxes, PVC conduits electrical accessories and 100 chairs and tables, managements of ITF and NECA said the dearth of technical skill manpower in the country made the donation imperative for the nation's technological advancement.

Director General of NECA, Mr. Segun Oshinowo, urged FSTC's instructors to train and equip students to meet vision 2020-20 expectations as the condition for donating more electrical equipment was to ensure that they utilize the equipment and impact skills on the students.

He warned that ITF and NECA would visit the school to inspect how the instructors are using the equipment and tools, adding that well trained andbetter equipped students with technical knowledge possess better quality to secure jobs than others without such opportunity.

Also speaking, Prof. Longmas Wapmuk, Director General, ITF said that the donation was pertinent because development of technology in Nigeria would be a mirage without a technological base centre.

"We are aware of the dearth of technical skill manpower in the country that is why we have made this donation. We are also aware that the government alone cannot be left to provide and promote acquisition of skills for the Nigeria economy."

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