…as reconstruction work progresses
The Edo State Government has said that the ongoing revamp of the Government Science and Technical College (GSTC), formerly known as Benin Technical College is to position the college to offer quality Technical and Vocational Education and Trainings (TVET) that meet global standards.
Speaking during an inspection tour of ongoing reconstruction work at the facility, the State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr. Christopher Adesotu, said that on completion, the college will groom technical hands with international certification and industry-relevant skills.
He said government is pleased with the pace of work at the college, noting that it serves as one of the legacy projects of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration.
“I am satisfied with the progress of the reconstruction work done so far. When I came here about five months ago, the level of work was not up to this. The rehabilitation programme includes construction of two blocks of 24 classrooms, which is progressing smoothly.”
He disclosed that the state government has employed more vocational and technical teachers who will be deployed to the college and added that the curriculum of the college is being redesigned to meet global standards, with input from development partners like the World Bank.
“We want to have a situation that when you graduate from this technical college, you would have gotten the required training and skills to start your own company,” he assured.
Adesotu commended the employment of 10 graduates from the college by Segato Limited, the contractor handling the project.
Edo State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hon. Christopher Adesotu (2nd left, front row); Permanent Secretary, Board for Technical and Vocational Education, Bernard Oigborie (left, front row); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dania Dare (2nd right, front row); and the Coordinator, Government Science and Technical College Benin Rehabilitation Programme, Giles Omezi (right), during an inspection tour of the ongoing revamp of Government Science and Technical College (GSTC), formerly Benin Technical College, on Friday, September 14, 2018.