Delta State Governor Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, House of Assembly Speaker Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, Deputy Speaker Rt Hon Osanebi Ossai Friday , House of Assembly Member Ho Izeze Rume Reuben, House of Assembly Member Hon Denis Omovie, Delta State Commissioner For Higher Education Hon Jude Sinebe, The Provost College of Education Warri Prof Mrs Mary Edema, Executive Secretary of Delta State Technical and Vocational Board Comr Michael Michael Akpobire, Executive Secretary Delta State Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise Development Agency Mrs Shimite Bello, Board of Internal Revenue Chairman Sir Monday Onyeme, Special Assistant on Students Affairs Comr Ehiwario Ehiwario Jerry and host of others will be attending the much anticipated Skills Acquisition Awareness Program Tagged EVEN A PROFESSOR NEEDS A SKILL.
The Skills Acquisition Awareness Program which is being organized by The Aides to the Delta State Governor on Students Affairs Comr Okoh Ezekiel Tega and Special Duties (Media) Mr Ossai Ovie Success will be hitting College of Education Warri on 5th of July 2017.
According to Comr Okoh Ezekiel ” The need to get a skill by graduating students in tertiary institutions, is paramount in complimenting to the Okowa gospel of job creation.
One week after the Government of the day was sworn in, in May 29,2015, a bill was sent to the Delta state House of Assembly, for the establishment of the Delta State Job Creation office, with the objective of training youths, to acquire skills, that will enable them to be self dependent and employer’s of Labour, and also poisoning their mindset against the syndrome of ‘Government will provide job for us’ thereby putting unnecessary pressure on the state government.
It may Interest us to know that, the streets are flooded with hundreds of thousands of able bodied graduates of Tertiary Institutions, all scatting for non-existent white collar job. This situation has happened because the tertiary institutions over the years lacks the curriculum that encompasses training on Skills Development and Entrepreneurship. This alone has made graduate to depend more on their certificate rather than looking Inward to development of skills”
Also according to Ossai Ovie Success, “The era of hoping on white Collar jobs is over , We all needs skills, the Skills Acquisition Awareness Program is coming as a result of the rate of unemployment’s in the country and the ideology that has been sold out to the citizens before now that Government Is Meant to provide Jobs For all.
Skill is very important in the life of every human being.
The reason why many technicians earns more than some university graduates is because the technicians acquire more practical skills than the theories, unlike the graduates who were fed with theoretical experiences while in the universities.
Skills can take you to places you do not expect you will find yourself.
Skill acquisition is the ability to be trained on a particular task or function and become expert in it.
It is a pity that there are “huge number of graduates” parading themselves as unemployed, in many parts of the world today especially in Nigeria.
This is giving many unemployed youths in different parts of the world today, sleepless night. This unemployed over crowded society, is the major causes of rapid growth in crime in many parts of the world he said while calling on students of various institutions to look into skills acquisition programs.
Its on the basis of the above tragedy, abnormally and in a bid to curb Social Menace which is usually the fall-out of a crowded unemployed society, that the Political Aides on Students Affairs and Special duties (Media) Comr Ossai Ovie Success have decided to take the Okowa’s SMART Agenda of Job Creation to the Students. Tagged: EVEN A PROFESSOR NEEDS A SKILL. To sensitise the students on the need to get a skill despite your field of study or area of specialisation/interest.
The Programme which is bidded to hold in every tertiary institutions in the state, will kick start with his first edition holding at College of Education, warri, on the 5th of July, 2017.