The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated that 37 trade subjects, which were being offered as compulsory subjects in schools, lacked skilled teachers.
He was speaking at a National Workshop on “Repositioning Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) through policy and legislative options for National development in Abuja.
The Minister, represented by Mr Masa’udu Kazaure, the immediate past Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) commended the German Ngo (GIZ) for creating opportunity to reflect on the road travelled over the past decade and to plan for the journey ahead.
He also commended the context of skill development for the citizenry through sustainable policies and legislation.
Mallam Adamu added that the Ministry had taken far reaching measures on policy formulation and programme implementation to provide recipe for youths to survive in today’s harsh economic environment to encourage the youths to be job creators instead of “certificate-carrying job-seekers.
He called for more interventions in the area of special fund for TVET, just as we have Tefund for vocational training to move forward in the Country.