Anambra State Assembly Advocates Building of More Technical Schools

Chinwe Onuigbo, Awka.

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The Anambra State House of Assembly has passed a resolution, calling on the governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, to direct the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, to build more technical schools and encourage technical education in the state.

The House passed the resolution following a motion of urgent public importance sponsored to that effect by the member representing Anaocha Constituency 2, Hon. Ejike Okechukwu, during plenary.

Hon. Okechukwu emphasized that the introduction of technical education in the Anambra State curriculum of education will help young ones to acquire one or two skills that will be beneficial to them after school.

The legislator said that if the Anambra State education system is gradually shifted from theory-based to skills-based, a classical technological revolution will soon be experienced in the state.

While contributing, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Ikenna Ofodeme, who is a beneficiary of technical education, revealed that technological breakthrough could be achieved majorly by encouraging young ones to learn technical subjects, which he said can make them employers of labour, self-dependent and stop them from looking for jobs after school.

For their parts, the member representing Nnewi North Constituency, Hon. Augustine Ike; his Anambra East Constituency counterpart, Hon. Obi Nweke; and the member representing Njikoka Constituency 1, Hon. Chidi Ibemeka, noted that the introduction of technical education in the state’s education system will address unemployment among youths, reduce crime to the barest minimum and transform the state’s economy.

Speaker of the House, Rt Hon. Somtochukwu Udeze, noted that technology drives the world, hence the need for the young ones to be encouraged to embrace technical education.