Fresh students of Nigeria’s premier technical university, the First Technical University, Ibadan, have been told that the university does not want to produce graduates without skills. This was made known to the new students by the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Olawale Ajibola.
While explaining the role of the university’s Centre for Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TVET) and why it was set up, Ajibola said “we don’t want to produce graduates that will not have a single skill”.
He went on to state that “we have some of our students who have registered companies and are making money. An additional certificate in vocational training with your Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering is great gain. The universities we call great don’t offer this opportunity”.
In his speech earlier, the…