Nasarawa, Singapore signs MoU to boost technology

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LAFIA – Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has signed a Memoranda of Understanding (Mou) with an of Education in Singapore to enhance education in the state.

Speaking at the ceremony on Thursday at the , Lafia, Al-Makura said the MoU was a fall of his visit to Singapore in 2013.

“The visit of the experts Singapore to the state is in tune with my administration’ foresight to provide to the of the state a model education,” he said.

The governor said that education curriculum in the state would be adjusted because of the collaboration to accommodate the acquisitions.

Al-Makura said that the agreement would be relevant to modern skills to meet contemporary situations.

He explained that the approach would benefit all skills acquisition centres across the three zones of the state.

“The aim is in line with this administration’ policy of empowering and creating wealth through skills acquisition,” said the governor.

Al-Makura said the would also de-emphasise certificates for white collar jobs and encourage skill acquisition for self reliance.

He said that providing vocational, technical skills and special education for the physically challenged were part of the broad vision of his administration toward ensuring that no segment of the society was segregated against accessing quality education.

According to him, the first phase of the training will commence in three centres, including the relevant skills acquisition centres in Doma and Lafia local areas as well as the Technical , Assakio.

The Executive Officer of the , Dr Benjamin Tan, had earlier explained that the shipment of the equipment had already commenced, just as experts the would also be at hand to help in the modification of the curriculum.

Tan pledged the commitment and faithfulness to the implementation of the terms of the MoU. (NAN)