…. Practical Education Way Out of Unemployment, Depressed Economy – Publisher, The Nigerianpost Newspaper.
The Publisher and Editor in Chief, Thenigerianpost Newspaper, Abu Michael, made the disclosure as a special guest at the 6th Graduation/Speech and Prize Giving Day Ceremony of Anchor International Schools, Lokoja.
Mr. Abu pointed out that education of today has continued to display
that negates the laid down educational philosophies as enshrined in our National Policy on Education.
Practical education he explained has
continued to play an
essential role in the
social economic development of any
nation and study has
shown that 65million
Nigerian today are
unemployed, described it as a time bomb waiting to explode.
He maintained that over 75 percent
of this number are without Practical Education, lamented that Nigeria has being a consuming nation depending on more than 85percent on foreign/imported goods and pays less attention to
creating the enabling
environment for her
local industries to grow.
Fundamentally, Mr. Abu said the essence of polytechnic education, technical colleges is to run career-centred and more
practically oriented programmes significantly, said it is imperative for
students to acquire
both theoretical and practical knowledge and
Mr. Abu appreciated Anchor International Schools for making practical teaching and skill acquisition a priority mode of learning, called for institutional support and collaboration as well as policies that would ensure that graduate from schools and colleges are self reliance and employers of labour.
Mr. Abu concluded that the magic of liberating the nation from technological backwardness and over dependence on foreign products and manpower aids, lies in graduates who are not certificate holders. This he explained can be achieved through reform of policies, with
conscious efforts directed
toward developing the
full potentials and capacities of the human resources to move along with the tide of change across the world.
Earlier in a welcome address, Mrs Helen Mathias, Proprietress of AIS, described education as the key to success, said they pupils and students were exposed to various skills of learning, described the graduants as having gone through sound academic and practical teachings.