Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the immediate establishment of three additional Technical Colleges for the State, increasing the number of Technical and Vocational Colleges from five to eight.
The Deputy Governor of the State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, disclosed this yesterday, Monday, December 18, 2017, while speaking at the 2016/2017 graduation ceremony of the five Technical Colleges held at Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland.
According to Dr. Adebule, the proposed Technical Colleges is a way to help train the youths and unemployed graduates in the state to acquire new skills and opportunities to help them create jobs and be independent.
She mentioned that the State government has invested heavily in the development of technical and vocational education in recognition of the role technical and vocational education plays in the provision of quality services and development in the state.
“The fact remains that the best way by which we can help create employment opportunities, stimulate economic growth in our State and Nation and alleviate poverty is to equip our youths with skills by which they can use in creating jobs for themselves and become self-reliant”, she said.
She added that the technical colleges would be situated at Ibeju, Badagry and Alimosho, Lagos Mainland.