By Victor Akinkuolie
In a bid to further tackle the problem of unemployment among the youths of the country and make them to become employer of labour, a school of Journalism and Center for Training and Development Academy has been inaugurated in Ekiti State.
Performing the inauguration of the school in Ado-Ekiti, a former Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Gboyega Aribisogan, suggested the way to address the problem of unemployment in Nigeria.
He stressed the need for youths to be equipped with vocational and entrepreneurial skills so that they would become self-reliance and employer’s of labour.
The former lawmaker noted that the need for the youths of the country to be self reliant has become imperative in order to tackle the menace of insecurity and unemployment currently ravaging the country.
The school which will focus on equipping the youths with innovative academic, creative and entrepreneurial skills in modern developmental journalism.
“The academy will initially provide training in three focus areas and gradually expand to other areas with time. The three areas to be covered for a start are Journalism, Information Technology and Entrepreneurship”
The former legislator noted that the academy will collaborate with governmental agencies, development partners, Non-Governmental Organizations and other educational institutions to achieve the objectives of enhancing the productive capacity of human capital for sustained productivity and development.
Speaking earlier, a former member of Ekiti State House of Assembly and an ex-while Chairman House Committee on Information Mrs. Yemisi Ayokunle, described the institution as an educational institution established to provide both academic knowledge and intensive hands-on training for its students.
“The academy will provide refresher and capacity building programmes for already employed workers and professionals who wish to update their knowledge and sharpen their skills.”