Ogun State House of Assembly says there is need for tertiary institutions in the State to incorporate the teaching of entrepreneurship and vocational studies in in their curricula so as to produce graduates that are self-reliant.
The Assembly through its Committee on Education, Science and Technology led by Hon. Victor Fasanya gave the charge at the Tai Solarin University of Education, (TASUED) Ijagun, Ijebu and Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese Ijebu areas of the State on facility assessment visit to the institutions.
Hon. Fasanya, while leading his colleague lawmakers to the institutions, commended the initiatives of TASUED management in the training of graduates who would contribute meaningfully to the socio- economic development of the society.
According to him, the institution had positioned as a leading force in the teaching of entrepreneurial and vocational required for employment generation and wealth creation in achieving increased gross domestic product for the nation.
Responding shortly after inspecting completed and ongoing projects on the campus of TASUED, the Vice -Chancellor, Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade stated that the institution was committed to producing an all grounded and educationally sound technologically advanced personnel that could conveniently drive the economy of the State and the nation.
The school curricula, she noted were designed to reduce high dependent of university products on white-collar jobs, disclosing that the institution had also designed a work-study programme to allow for indigent students practice various vocations to cater for their tuitions fee.
The VC added that the institution had put in place a state- of-the-art infrastructure to meet the requirements of various professional bodies that had partnered with the school to produce graduates who could compete favorable with their counterparts across the globe.
The committee also inspected facilities at the College of Health Technology where the Provost of the College, Dr Abiodun Oladunjoye said the institution was putting in place structures for medical imaging course, nutrition and dietetics to strengthen the academic programme of the college.