World Bank to support Nigeria on TVET
World Bank Education Specialist, Dr Tunde Adekola, has assured Nigeria of the readiness of the global bank to support the revival of Technical Vocational Education and Training, TVET, in the country.
Adekola spoke in Abuja at inauguration of the National Steering Committee of Innovation Development and Effectiveness in the Acquisition of Skills, IDEAS, a project aimed at reviving TVET.
Speaking on the project, he stated that its aim was promote and strengthen the skills development system and tackle unemployment, adding that the project would bring accountability to the education sector.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono, explained that the ministry initiated the IDEAS project to create a group of persons with requisite entrepreneurial skills to embark on self-employment.
Represented by the Director of Procurement in the ministry, Mr Gambo Muazu, Echono noted that most industries today are increasingly using advanced technologies and production techniques which require a workforce with increasing level of knowledge and skills.
He said one of the major challenges currently facing the education sector was the high rate of graduate unemployment, while expressing confidence that the project will impact on graduate unemployment.