By Stanley Nwanosike
Enugu – Chief Obi Kama, Chairman of Science, Technical and Vocational School Management Board (STVSMB), has commended Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for revamping technical schools in Enugu State.
Kama spoke in an interview with newsmen in Enugu on his assessment of Ugwuanyi’s performance in the past three years.
He said that the governor had turned things around positively in the education sector, especially science and technical education, aside other spheres of governance.
The chairman said that the governor’s attention to the sector had earned the state laurels.
He said that the state got the first and third positions in Science and Technology in the South-East and Nigeria respectively, in an assessment by the board on the procurement of science equipment.
“Technical education remains the way to grow in the whole world and Enugu State has been keen on it.
“Just recently, a student of Government Technical College (GTC), Enugu won the best National Art and Painting Competition organised by Sharon Company,” Kama said.
He lauded Ugwuanyi for reconstituting the STVSMB board, which he said had also been rejuvenated “with a view to re-invent technical, vocational and science education.”
“The essence is to produce students who upon leaving school will be able to be self-employed and employers of labour; having been sufficiently equipped with skills needed to drive technology, innovations and invention for wealth creation and employment generation,’’ he said.
Kama said that board had organised financial management and entrepreneurship training for all students of technical schools across the state, in collaboration with a German agency.
He expressed joy that the governor’s intervention in the technical schools had started yielding result.
According to him, technical students from the state, who emerged third in the National Science Competition, produced a car named Gburugburu Car and shoes that were of international standard.
He also said that 15 students from GTC were undergoing further training with Innoson Motors Company, Enugu. (NAN)