Education District VI charged students on skill acquisition as it marks World Literacy day
By Edith Igbokwe
The Education District VI, Oshodi has charged the students on skill acquisition in addition to academic pursuits for their benefit as it celebrated 2018 World Literacy Day in grand style.
Going by the theme of the Day “Literacy and Skills Development”, the Educationists group laid strong emphasis on education and skills acquisition as the government encouraged students to take to skill acquisition at secondary school level to boost the future of self dependence.
In line with this, the Lagos State Government has been giving monthly running cost to all schools within Lagos for material needed for the skills development in the students.
During skills exhibition inspection one of the features of the celebration, the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary (TG/PS), Education District VI, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Onadipe, advised the students to further their education up to tertiary institutions, technical colleges to improve their knowledge, then work on their skills during weekends and holidays to avoid clashes between the two.
According to Onadipe, to ensure that the skills acquired are channeled into productive venture, students interest need be sustained, considering the world technological advancement era, in their working days, they could also make ends meet apart from white collar job.
Some of the skills learnt in the host schools, Ilupeju Junior and Senior Grammar School, Ilupeju Junior and Senior Secondary School and Estate Junior and Senior Grammar School were paint making, liquid soap/disinfectant making, sandal making, make-up among others.
Considering the high performance of Ilupeju School in Science, Art and Technology during Lagos at 50, Onadipe chose the school for skills exhibition inspection.
The host Principal, Mrs. Olufowobi, appreciated the turnout of guests from Education District VI.
She also opened their art works to criticism, suggestions to improve on them.
Students were given opportunity to ask the TG/PS questions and they were well responded to by her, with the notion that education is not limited to four walls of the classroom.
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