45 Students, 21 Teachers For Lagos Skills’ Training

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Rivers State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Onimim Jacks (right),  with her Finance counterpart,  Dr Fred Kpakol (middle) and fromer Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Boma Iyaye,  during the 2015 Rivers State Civil Service Day celebration in Port Harcourt on Tuesday                   Photo: Chris  Monyanaga
Rivers State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Onimim Jacks (right), with her Finance counterpart, Dr Fred Kpakol (middle) and fromer Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Boma Iyaye, during the 2015 Rivers State Civil Service Day celebration in Port Harcourt on Tuesday Photo: Chris Monyanaga

Forty five students and 21 teachers from some government technical colleges and craft development centres in Rivers State have departed for Lagos to acquire practical experiences in vocational education under the Technical Vocational and Agricultural Training (TVAT) sub-component of the state employment and expenditure for results (SEEFOR) programme.
The affected institutions are Government Technical College, Port Harcourt, Government Craft Development Centre, Aba Road, Port Harcourt and Government Technical College,  Ahoada.
The rest are Government Technical College, Tombia, Government Technical College, Ele-Ogu, School To Land Authority, Port Harcourt and Women Development Centre, Taaba.
The State Coordinator of the programme, Mr. Kelcious Amos, said that the programme would equip the trainees with technical skills to make them useful members of the society.
Mr. Amos said that the students will be going to skill up Academy Lagos to be trained within six weeks, while the teachers will have their own training in two weeks.
According to him, Skill-up Academy is an internationally certified institute for practical training in all vocational fields and urged the trainees to see themselves as ambassadors of Rivers State and avoid those things that will bring shame to be state.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Education, Barrister Minabelem Michael West, said that the programme was an indication that the SEEFOR is on course in the state .