The Federal Ministry of Education has said that plans are underway to review the curriculum for technical education so as to address the skill gaps in the country.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono, said this in Abuja during the grand finale of the National Students’ Vocational Skills Competition held at the Federal Science and Technical College, Orozo.
Echono said that an assessment of facilities at federal science and technical colleges nationwide revealed that there were gaps in the curriculum system, which the Federal Government needed to fill.
The Permanent Secretary said the government had therefore adopted several strategies on the curriculum, including the sensitisation of the public to the benefits of technical and vocational education training.
“The Minister of Education has also launched the Nigerian Skills Qualification Framework. The Federal Government would reposition and strategically place technical and vocational training to ensure that millions of secondary and tertiary graduates do not roam the streets.
“This national students’ competition is one of the many ways to get us started in turning around and repositioning our national economy for global competitiveness,” Echono added.
In the competition, the Federal Science and Technical Girls College, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Ekiti and Taraba emerged first, second and third positions, respectively.