Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, has reiterated that the Federal Government could not shoulder the responsibility of funding education alone, urging well-to-do Nigerians to support the government in the development of the sector.
Adam made this statement while assuring Nigerians of the Federal Government’s continued efforts at revamping and revitalising the education sector, especially technical education.
The Minister who was represented by the Director of Technology and Science Department of the ministry, Mrs. Grace Jakko, gave the charge in Ado-Ekiti during the 45th founding anniversary and 18th combined convocation ceremony of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
“The Federal Government, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, is conscious of its constitutional responsibilities.
“To this cause, it has invested and still investing in physical and infrastructural development in the technical education sector in the quest to make quality technical education available to the teeming youths.
“This is borne out of the recognition that quality technology education is the bedrock of the technical and economic development.”
He also noted that the polytechnic is fulfilling the objectives for which it was established, said that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Federal Ministry of Education and National Board For Technical Education (NBTE) had embarked on a series of intervention projects to revamp and revitalise technical and vocational education and training in the country.