ODSG partners India on education, agric

By Adedotun Ajayi


Amidst the pressing need to bolster national food security, Ondo state Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has placed a spotlight on agricultural education as a cornerstone for youth empowerment and economic sustainability. 

Governor Aiyedatiwa, while launching the first Africa’s Multi-Skill Teenpreneurship Project, (MSTP) at St. Louis Girls Grammar School in Akure, stressed the critical role of equipping students with agricultural skills to address food insecurity challenges while fostering entrepreneurship among the youth.

Represented by his Chief of Staff, Prince Segun Omojuwa, the governor said the groundbreaking initiative, a partnership between the State Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology and the Lend-a-Hand Initiative (LAHI)/Accent Spring Initiative, marked a significant leap forward for education and technology in the State.

Governor Aiyedatiwa who lauded the partnership between the State and India said the project is to foster entrepreneurship in schools to enhance students’ employability and entrepreneurial acumen.

The Governor reiterated that his administration is fighting tooth and nail to ensure the continued provision of functional education and human capacity development for its citizenry.

 He stated that it is statutory that students learn the basics of agricultural practice and thereby contribute to national food security.

Aiyedatiwa appreciated the commitment of the major stakeholders in the State education sector to make the project possible.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, Mrs. Folasade Adegoke said acquisition with the right kind of skill is the catalyst to economic progress of any society which directly or indirectly puts an end to unemployment.

She said nine pilot schools were randomly selected to domesticate the project across the state, including St. Louis Girls Grammar School, Akure, Anglican Grammar School, Igbara Oke, Imade College, Owo, Greater Tomorrow International Secondary School, Arigidi Akoko, Independence Grammar School, Ondo, Gboluji Grammar School, Ile Oluji, Manuwa Memorial Grammar School, Iju Odo, Oyenusi Grammar School, Irele, Springtide high school, Igbatoro.

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Adegoke reiterated the unalloyed support of Governor Aiyedatiwa’s administration towards prioritizing education as the flagship of his REDEEMED agenda. 

Vocational tools worth millions of naira were installed in the nine schools participating in the pilot phase of the programme and vocational instructors and administrative staff were employed to manage the programme throughout the three years of the pilot phase.

ODSG partners India on education, agric

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