THE Oyo state government has concluded plans to establish a Technology Incubation Centre that would marry theory with practical knowledge as part of means to change paradigm of education in the state.
The State’s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela made this disclosure on Thursday while receiving delegates from Bethel University in Ibadan, an affiliate of Bethel International School in America in his office at the state’s Secretariat, Ibadan.
Olowofela hinted that there was low technical know how in the country, hence the reason Oyo state government in this year budget aims to create technology commission program which will soon herald Technology Incubation Centre to address challenges of transforming ideas into visible development as a short term plan. He averred that the long term plan is changing syllabus of schools to achieve permanent solution in improving on Students’ practical know how.
“In furtherance to achieve giant stride in
technical know how in the state, this was the reason the present administration led by Governor Abiola Ajimobi established Technical University in Ibadan”.
Also, the ex- council gaffer, Olowofela informed that there was no gender marginalization in state’s education contrary to beliefs from global communities that Africa marginalizes girl child in accessing formal education in the continent.
According to him, girls in the state are even taking the lead in the state’s education as among the 54,000 candidates seated for 2017 WAEC examination, not fewer than 26,000 girls sat for the examination and they did well.
“There is no fanatics of religion in terms of religion in the state which makes it one of the safest state in the country and this will help Bethel University to thrive as an educational institution in the state”, Olowofela added.
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