By Daniel Abe
The Chief of Staff to the governor of Ekiti State, Hon Biodun Omoleye has advocated for a functional education that will make Nigeria Youths an employer of labour rather than been a job seekers.
Hon Omoleye made the call in Ondo City, Ondo State during his investiture as a Fellow of National Institute For Educational Planning And Administration (NIEPA).
The former University Administrator said time has come for government at all levels to invest on functional education that is instructive as well as entrepreneurial.
“What we are advocating for now is education for sustainability, this will enhance that an individual are not only knowledgeable but are also able to impact and to adapt the gain to practical real life “.
According to Omoleye, time has gone when our youths will graduated and the next thing for them is to be seeking for jobs. “We are thinking of creating a youth population that is well equipped to stand on their own. This is the focus of the government of governor Kayode Fayemi which we are all committed to “.
A book titled “Fundamental of Educational Management published by the institute was also unveiled by the Chief of Staff. Hon Omoleye commended the Institute for putting pen and paper together to write the book which he said will assist the education Managers for effective and efficient planning and management of the education system through capacity building, continuous training as well as information dissemination.
Other awardees includes Senator Ajayi Borofice, Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Former Executive Secretary, National University Commission, Prof. Peter Okebukola, Former Spokesman,House of Representatives, Hon Zakari Mohammed, Senator Suleiman Ajadi who represented Kwara South between 199 to 2007, Justice Sunday Olorundahunsi, Former Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Victor Olabimtan among others.
The National Institute For Educational Planning And Administration (NIEPA ),domiciled in Ondo City in Ondo State, was established in 1992. by the Federal Ministry of Education in collaboration with UNESCO/IIEP Paris, as a Sub-regional Staff College for West Africa.