Godwin Obaseki

Kuni Tyessi in Abuja

The federal government has pledged to assist the Edo State government to rehabilitate the deported migrants and trafficked persons in the state to boost their educational status.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu expressed the government’s support, while exchanging views with Governor Godwin Obaseki in Abuja.

Adamu also promised to render help beyond the request of the governor in order to curtail the crisis by advancing the educational levels of all the victims.

In this regard, the minister advised Obaseki to make a formal request to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) for special interventions in the proposed tertiary institutions to be used to actualized his plans.

Obaseki had earlier appealed to the minister to consider special help for the state to upgrade its three colleges of education and the polytechnics to be used to train such persons.

He explained that his government’s research reviewed that most of the deported migrants and trafficked persons have low academic levels, adding that equipping them with better education and skills will enhance their orientation and life styles.

He assured the minister of the state government’s willingness to meet up with whatever criteria that would qualify the designated tertiary institutions to merit TETFund’s interventions.