Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, says Federal Government would give priority to human capacity development to tackle unemployment
The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, has said that the Federal Government would give priority to human capacity development to tackle unemployment in the country.
Adamu made the disclosure at the 23rd Convocation ceremony of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, in Edo.
The minister, who was represented by Dr Hilda Onyekwere, said that human capacity development topped the agenda of the Buhari-led administration.
“The biggest challenge confronting our country today is the high level of unemployment among our youths.
“As part of its agenda in the area of education, this government places human capacity development among its top priorities.
“In this context, it is most obvious for higher educational institutions to train competent persons in human resource management, capable enough to contribute effectively to the economic, social and cultural development of the country,” he said.
Adamu said that the Federal Government was committed to supporting Technical Vocation Education and Training (TVET) relocafor future changes in the country.
He urged heads of polytechnics and technology- based institutions to develop appropriate attitudes and give career choices that were in harmony with a person’s potential, to enable him engage in lifelong learning and development.
“I challenge the TVET sector to engage in teaching, learning and research in such new areas that will turn around the fortune of this country.
“I expect the TVET sector to focus on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Energy (conventional and renewable), advance materials, railway engineering and technology, as well as aerospace technology.