Nigeria: Poor electricity supply barrier to technical education – NBTE

*National Board for Technical Education.

*National Board for Technical Education.

24 September 2016, Kaduna — Technical and vocational education cannot thrive in Nigeria without a constant supply of electricity and functional industries, the Executive Secretary of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr. Mas’udu Adamu Kazaure, has said.

He said this when the Senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, paid him a courtesy visit in Kaduna.

According to him, many industries would spring up if electricity supply is enhanced. “If we have electricity, you can work with your machines in the workshops, your equipment in the laboratories and that is the only way you can give meaningful training to a student. If we train a boy, we must have industries where the boy can work; not just work, but to establish his own small industry if he has the zeal. So, if we don’t have these two entities, there is no way technical and vocational education can prosper in this country.

*Christiana T. Alabi & Ra’afat Maccido – Daily Trust

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