By: Our Reporter, Calabar
The Director-General of the Teachers’ Continuous Training Institute (TCTI), Prof.Taoheed Adedoja Cross River State, has called on stakeholders in the education sector and emerging skills development providers to take advantage of the state -of-the-art facilities in the institute for human resource development in teacher education and digital proficiency skill development.
He made the call while speaking at a workshop organized by the Federal Ministry of Education in conjunction with the World Bank, in Abuja.
Adedoja offered the use of the ultramodern institution for organizations desiring quality services, describing TCTI Biase as the best of such institutions in the country.
The erudite professor, who described Vocational and technical education as “the century’s saving grace for youth unemployment and Nigeria’s economic turnaround that must be revamped in Nigeria’s educational system, stating that if the technical and Vocational colleges in Nigeria are provided with the required facilities, backed by adequate incentives for teachers and learning, Nigeria will be tops in the comity of manufacturing countries in the world.”
Lending credence to his earlier submissions, Prof. Adedoja who was one-time Minister of Sports and Special Duties, while speaking to reporters at the end of the workshop in Abuja.
He reported that the TCTI in Biase, Cross River State has the capacity to retrain over one million teachers across the county as well as to carry out baseline assessment and training on digital skill proficiency for global certification for over 5 million Nigerians, particularly youths.
“TCTI is the first Nigerian public institution to be licensed by Certiport for testing and training on Digital proficiency skill development for global certification on several skills, he remarked”.
The workshop, which came under the aegis of “Innovative Development and Effectiveness in the Acquisition of Skills (IDEAS) Project, aimed at improving Nigeria’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) was attended by officials of the Federal Ministry of Education, the World Bank, State Representatives, Development Partners, Teachers and Lecturers from various Technical Colleges and Universities, Consultants on Skill development and the Private Sector.