Kwara State government has said that arrangement are on under way to upgrade the International Vocational Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), Ajase-Ipo, to a Higher National Diploma awarding institution.
This was made known by the Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq while speaking during the Second graduation ceremony of the college in Ajase- Ipo on Thursday.
He said, it is imperative to focus on the need to graduate job creators rather than job seekers, hence the need for huge investment in the establishment of the great citadel of learning in the state.
“The state is looking at the possibility of amending the law that established the institution to make it National Diploma and Higher National Diploma-awarding college. The process is already in the process and definitely, it will be accompanied with the necessary infrastructural facility,” he said.
The governor, who was represented by the state commissioner for Tertiary Education, Mr. Ibrahim Sulyman, at the event said that the greatest problem facing the nations of the world today is the inability to provide sustainable employment to teeming youths.
“It is worthy to note that semi-illiterates of the 21st century are not those without degrees but those without entrepreneurship and vocational skills.
“Thus, the focus of the institution is in line with the state government’s desire to graduate skilled manpower from all tertiary institutions in the state,” he said
The college, which commenced operation on April 30, 2018, to impart modern skill acquisition in youth in the state, is presently awarding professional certificates.