By Tare Youdeowei & Iloaze Blessed-Odidi
Government Technical College (GTC), Ado-Soba, Lagos, has called on stakeholders in education to ensure that students are trained not only to seek employment but to be self employed.
Speaking at GTC’s 31st valedictory ceremony held at the college’s premises, the college principal, Mr. Salihu Jagun, pointed out that every child should have access to education at all levels.
His word; “Lagos state government has been interested in technical colleges, hence the recent development in the college. In a bid to tackle the alarming rate of unemployment in the country, the Lagos State Government has revealed its plans to set up more technical colleges in each local government of the state in other to empower youths, by providing high quality technical skills.”
Also speaking at the event, the Head of Department Business Studies, and Guidance and Counselling teacher, Mr. Fajemiyo Isaac said;
“The essence of this institution is in three folds. We cannot have 100 percent, but in my assessment 80-85 percent are employable.”
Head of General Education, Mrs. Esan Damilola, on her part, maintained that the standard of education in GTC is fantastic and has been improving every year.
In a speech, Head Boy of the College, Akhigbe Kelvin, stated that leadership comes with a great deal of commitment and responsibility, adding that the Lagos state government plans to expose students to the importance of entrepreneurship and self-reliance. Do not strive to do your best; rather strive to be the best.” Kelvin said.
At the event, GTC which was founded in 1985, graduated 316 students.