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Kwara to upgrade IVTech to HND awarding institution

Kwara state government says it has concluded plans to upgrade its skill acquisition centres, the International Vocational Technical, and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), Ajase-Ipo, to a Higher National Diploma awarding institution.

The college, which commenced operation on April 30, 2018, to impart modern skill acquisition in youth in the state, is presently awarding professional certificates.

Speaking during the second graduation ceremony of the college in Ajase-Ipo, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said that it is imperative to focus on the need to graduate job creators rather than job seekers.

Represented by the state commissioner for Tertiary Education, Mr Senior Sulyman, the governor said that the greatest problem facing nations of the world today is the inability of the government to provide sustainable employment to teeming youths.

He explained that the semi-illiterates of the 21st century are not those without degrees but those without entrepreneurship and
vocational skills.

The Rector of the Institution, Dr. Ade Somide, said that a total number of 210 students graduated from the institution.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino