Kwara to transform its skills acquisition center into a diploma-granting institution

Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has said he will transform the International Vocational Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), Ajase-Ipo, into a higher national diploma institution.

Speaking at the college’s 2nd graduation ceremony in Ajase-Ipo yesterday, Abdulrazaq said the focus would be on the need to train job creators rather than job seekers, which required the enormous investment in the creation of IVTECH.

He said the state was considering amending the law establishing the institution to make it a college granting a national diploma and a higher national diploma.

“The process is already underway and the college will be accompanied by the necessary infrastructure facilities once it is granted.

The governor, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr Ibrahim Sulyman, at the event, said the biggest problem facing the world was the inability to provide sustainable employment to teeming young people.

The institution’s rector, Dr Ade Somide, said 210 students have graduated in fields such as auto mechanics, plumbing, masonry, refrigeration and air conditioning repairs and maintenance, desktop publishing and computer applications.

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