- Governor Godwin Obaseki is eager to improve the educational sector of Edo state
- The governor has revealed that he plans to establish a new technical college in the state
- Obaseki said the move is aimed to boost Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the state
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The Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has revealed plans to establish a new technical college in Uzebba, Owan West Local Government Area few weeks to the governorship election.
Governor Obaseki made the revelation while speaking to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful at wards 9 and 10 in Uzebba, Owan West local government area on Friday, August 14.
Obaseki said the move is aimed to boost Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the state.
According to him, the initiative as part of strategies to build a vibrant workforce to drive the state’s industrial growth.
The governor said his administration has, in the last three years and eight months, continued to pursue reforms and policies that have seen the development of critical sectors of the education sector, including basic, technical and tertiary education.
He said his government is determined to transform the education sector and properly direct the resources of the state towards human capacity development.
His words: “As part of efforts to boost technical education in the state, this administration will upgrade the vocational school in Uzebba to a technical college.
“The vocational school built by the former President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration will be upgraded to a technical college.”
Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki has approved all outstanding promotions in the state's public service.
In a letter dated Friday, August 14, Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa said: “The Edo state government has approved all outstanding promotions in the state public service.
“Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are by this announcement directed to commence the process of the promotion exercise of eligible officers without delay.
“All accounting officers are to, with immediate effect ensure strict compliance with this directive.”
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Governor Obaseki had earlier vowed to sustain the tempo of developmental strides by his administration across all sectors “despite distractions by a few selfish politicians who are hellbent on further plundering the fortunes of the state.”
The governor who spoke to his supporters in wards 5 and 9, Etsako East local government area on Thursday, August 6, said his government will continue to utilise the state’s resources for developmental projects in order improve the livelihood of the majority of Edo people.
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