The development of Technical and Vocational Education is one of the cardinal programmes of the SMART Agenda of His Excellency, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State. Another policy thrust of this Administration is the review and enrichment of school curricula to make them responsive and relevant to extant and future needs.
The Executive Secretary, Comr Michael Akpobire acknowledged the necessity of the paradigm shift on review of the present curriculum to meet up with curriculum as it affects Technical Colleges and Vocational Centres across the world.
He went further to introduce the members of the committee to the Honourable Commissioner for Basic and Secondary, Barr Chiedu Ebie. Amongst whom are; Dr Godwin C. Edozie as Chairman, Mr Agbogidi Goodnews as Secretary, Engr Smart Ikem, Awhinawhi Ari-Smart, Omononye R, okolo Fidelis, Nwanti Anthony, Ogbadu Oke Ifoghale, Iyaga Richard and Okonye Peace as members.
The Honourable Commissioner for Basic and Secondary, Barr. Chiedu Ebie charged the committee members not to overload the content with mere theoretical topics implying that the skill base of the curriculum should be adequately enriched with appropriate activities.
‘There is no doubt that this is a huge assignment and implore them to give in their best , no doubt Delta State and the rest of the country will reap the fruit of this engagement’, he said.
He also called on the committee not to ignore the harmonization of curricula for vocational programmes across different trades. Hitherto, different Vocational Centres used different curricula for the same trades and programmes.
In a response by the Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Godwin C. Edozie, on behalf of the committee, he promised that they will give out their best to accomplish this enormous task that will be a reference point in the nearest future.