WorldStage NewsOnline—-Students and indigenes of Ekiti state have been urged by the state government to enroll into the state-owned technical colleges for them to become employers of labour in the near future.
Mr Kayode Babade, the chairman of the Ekiti State Board of Technical Education,said this on Tuesday in Ijero-Ekiti.
He spoke during a sensitisation and career talk to prospective students of the Government Technical College in Ijero-Ekiti.
Babade said that the board had been on an advocacy visit to schools, the traditional ruler of Ijero-Ekiti, indigenes and other important personalities in the town.
He said that the advocacy visit was to stress the importance of technical education to national development.
The chairman advised the students to change their negative perspective about technical colleges for the purpose of national development and to create employment opportunities for them.
He explained that technical colleges were not for drop-out students.
He said they were for sound and intelligent students who are determined to become employers of labour and the future of the nation.
Babade also charged the prospective candidates to be hard working and ensure that they ended up successfully during and after their studies at the college.