By Vincent Ujumadu & Chimaobi Nwaiwu
AWKA—NO fewer than 200 teachers in Anambra State have begun a five-day training put together by the Anambra State Education Programme Investment Project, SEPIP to broaden their skills on technical and vocational subjects.
The teachers, who were drawn from technical and vocational colleges across the state, are being trained in various trades, including plumbing and pipe fitting, brick laying and block concreting, electrical machines repairs, solar energy production, furniture design and construction, fabrication and welding, event and catering management, mechanical engineering, painting and paint production.
Addressing the participants at Government Technical College Onitsha, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Azuka Omenugha, said the state government was desirous and passionate about technical and vocational education in the state.
According to her, the training was aimed at providing adequate manpower that would drive the pillars of the present administration to create wealth and minimize unemployment.
She said: “Since 2015, technical colleges were being revamped with free tuition pronounced for all students and mandatory training to expose teachers to modern use of technology with equipment provided by the state government.”