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Construction of ten classroom blocks in all technical colleges in the state is to commence next month.
Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha, announced this at Government Technical College, Onitsha, shortly after inspecting various departments at the ongoing train the trainers’ workshop for teachers in Technical and Vocational Colleges across the state.

Over two hundred teachers, selected from across the state, are undergoing training in various skills like brick laying, block laying, and concreting, vehicle body building, electric machine repairing, solar energy production, installation and trade, furniture design and production, fabrication and welding, phone repairs, painting, decoration and production, catering and event management, among others.
Addressing journalists at the event , the Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha, said government is not relenting in its efforts to ensure that youths are gainfully employed through skills acquisition.
Professor Omenugha added that Governor Obiano has approved perimeter fencing of all the technical colleges and building of hostels to solve the accommodation problem faced by students living outside the various schools' location.
Commending the state Consultant on Technical and Vocational schools, Mr. Ndubisi Ezengwa, for partnering the state in organizing the training, the Commissioner advised the participants to learn, with interest, what they would be taught so that they can teach the students.
On his part, the Consultant who is the Managing Director of Kaira schools said the training was planned to achieve three objectives among which are developing human capacity by impacting skills and test running equipment procured by government for the schools.
Mr. Ezengwa said that Governor Obiano is very proactive and has set a very high standard in terms of skill training , which, he said, should be generating income, promising that the teachers, after the training, would be equipped properly to train the quality of entrepreneurs targeted by state government.
One of the trainees, Miss Jacinta Oguiyi, from Nigeria Science and Technical College, Nnewi, said she studied Building in the University but was not given the opportunity to do practicals and expressed appreciation to the organisers for giving them such opportunity to practicalise. 
The training is going on simultaneously in five Technical Colleges in the state.



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