The Lagos State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Jamiu Alli-Balogun, has emphasised the government’s commitment to enhancing technical education for students in the state.
News About Nigeria gathered that this initiative aims to create more job opportunities and address youth unemployment.
During an unscheduled visit to the Lagos State Technical College, Ado-Soba, along the Lagos Badagry Expressway, Commissioner Alli-Balogun encouraged students to see themselves as future business owners.
Speaking on the importance of commitment to skill training, urging students to stay focused and become role models for others.
The commissioner advised students to avoid vices such as bullying, drug abuse, and cultism, urging them to share their thoughts and experiences regarding various state government interventions in the education sector with their parents.
Alli-Balogun assured students that the government has provided the tools needed for success and will continue to support technical college graduates to be self-reliant.
The goal is to empower them with skills and resources, enabling them to become employers of labour.
He highlighted the broader vision for technical colleges, positioning them not only to impart technical expertise but also to nurture creativity and entrepreneurship.
The emphasis is on equipping students to combine technical skills with business acumen, fostering a culture of innovation and start-ups.
The commissioner and his team also visited other schools, including Festac Junior and Senior Grammar School and Sari Iganmu Senior Secondary School.
During these visits, he stressed the need for collaborative efforts to provide quality education.
Alli-Balogun urged school leaders to lead by example, sharing their experiences in classroom management to inspire young teachers.