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Unemployment: VC advocates technical education, entrepreneurship

The Vice Chancellor, Adeleke University, Prof. Ekundayo Alao, has advised the government to encourage students who possess technical skills to pursue their dream and express themselves in that area. Alao said this on Tuesday in an interview with our correspondent on the sidelines of the seventh matriculation ceremony of the university in Ede, Osun State. He stated that encouraging Nigerian youths to pursue careers in technical areas as well and developing their entrepreneurial skills would assist in curbing the problem of unemployment and crime in the country. The vice chancellor said there were millions of qualified students seeking admission into various tertiary institutions but stated that they would be rejected because of the limited vacancies available. According to him, youths who are good in technical and vocational education should be encouraged to become better and be more productive in their fields. Alao said a state of emergency should be declared in the educati

Gov Ahmed approves 70% scholarship for Kwarans in International Vocational, Training and Entrepreneurship College

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved 70 per cent scholarship for indigenes of the State at the International Vocational, Training and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), Ajase-Ipo, as the institution commences academic activities on March 1, 2018. Governor Ahmed announced this on Monday during a meeting with the College’s Board of Trustees led by its Chairman, Prof. Abiodun Adimula at the Government House, Ilorin. The scholarship covers tuition, fees and training tools. The governor also approved a full scholarship for a three-month special training programme for 195 indigent students under the Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) project. He said the beneficiaries will be selected from the World Bank existing database and selection model, and 13 candidates each from the 195 will undergo any of the available 15 special certificate programmes for three months, which will cost a total of N17,146,545.00. Governor Ahmed said the decision to gr

Crude Won’t Be An Income Resource In 10 Years - Kachikwu

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Tuesday said crude oil may no longer hit $100 per barrel in the international market, except there is a huge calamity in the producing regions. “Oil is not going to be $100 per barrel again except there is a huge calamity in the North Korea peninsula and whatever. So, we are likely to continue to stay depressed at $60-$70, but even at that, that is a huge movement, coming from where we were,” Mr. Kachikwu said in Lagos at the Samsung Yard where the $3.3 billion Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) unit is being integrated by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) at LADOL Free Zone. Mr. Kachikwu, who maintained that such situation could not happen, said “What it says to us as a country is that Nigeria is going to begin to look at its priorities differently”. “We are going to look at what is the net value for the country in these future projects. We are not, as a country, very impressed with the PSCs we put t


The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has secured the support of the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (Nigcomsat), to partner on rural development projects. This was the major agreement when the NSE President, Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, FNSE received the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Nigcomsat, Ms Abimbola Alale at the National Engineering Centre (NEC) Headquarters, Abuja, today Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Mokuolu disclosed plans to flag off a robost rural infrastructure development programme tagged ‘ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR UNITY AND PROGRESS IN NIGERIA’. He said projects tailored towards improving the living condition of the rural population were crucial and needed to be prioritized. The President further said that the provision of such essential infrastructure would not only stem the menace of youth restiveness but also impact economic activities at the grassroots level. The President noted that modern technology was required at the rural areas to keep