DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said boarding system will be introduced in some of the schools in the state from next academic session.
The Governor made the statement at Ofagbe, Isoko North Local Government Area of the state, while commissioning the rebuilt Ofagbe Technical College, Ofagbe, as part of activities lined up to celebrate his one year in office.
The Governor also, commissioned Eni Primary School, Ellu and inspected the ongoing construction work of Owheologbo/Abbi road project, also in Isoko North Local Government Area of the state.
According to Governor Okowa, his administration was not going to compromise technical education in the state which will enable youths to be future entrepreneurs and employers of labour.
“We need to re-equip our schools after providing the physical structures, we need to establish the boarding facilities from the next academic session. Technical education is one of our cardinal programmes because, they afford our youths the opportunity to acquire skills and be employers of labour in future,” the Governor said.
He added, “we require this school and many other schools in the state to develop skills of our youths who will in turn, provide employment for our children in the future.”
The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in the state, Mr Chiedu Ebie at the occasion, said, “now that Ofagbe Technical College has been repositioned as a world class institution through massive infrastructural upgrades and refurbishment by the state government, there comes the time for the entire Ofagbe Community to reciprocate this kind gesture through community participation to secure and protect the school from vandalism and theft.”