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FG, World Bank reposition skills acquisition courses in schools

Guests at the workshop

In an effort to guarantee the success of the Innovation Development and Effectiveness in the Acquisition of Skills (IDEAS) Project, the Federal Ministry of Education in collaboration with the World Bank, has organized a 2-day training for Monitoring and Evaluation Officers as well as Innovation Grant Officers in Ekiti State.

The Officers were drawn from 6 States of Ekiti, Benue, Edo, Abia, Gombe, and Kano.

The Director of Technology and Science Education (DTSE), Mrs. Elizabeth Adedigba, who represented the minister of Education Minister Mallam Adamu Adamu, emphasized the value of monitoring and assessing the acquisition of skills and knowledge.

The Minister emphasized that the training course gives monitoring and evaluation officers the chance to increase their capacity to carry out the tasks successfully.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Ekiti State Commissioner for Education, Dr(Mrs) Kofoworola Olabisi Olabimpe Adeyire represented by Hon Olukayode Babade (Chairman Board for Technical & Vocational Education ) Ekiti State commended the Federal Ministry of Education and the World Bank for organising the workshop in Ekiti State.

Hon Olukayode Babade further commended the World Bank for the recent fund mobilization released to benefitting States and the attendant clearance of the Institutional Development plans of Technical Colleges in Ekiti State.

She also appreciated the endorsement of the Grant Agreement Forms for benefitting Technical Colleges.

According to her training of Officers is key to the successful implementation of the projects, which will undoubtedly enhance the judicious use of the project fund, better project tracking and consistent attainment of project development objectives

She advised all the monitoring and evaluation officers to avail themselves of the opportunity to tap adequate knowledge that would make them perform optimally and display dexterity in their project bits, adding that this is the only way the project objectives could be met.

Writing by Daniel Adejo