A invoice mandating the educating of vocational research in Nigeria’s secondary faculties handed second studying within the Home of Representatives.
The invoice which was sponsored by Hon. Joseph Asuku Bello representing Adavi/Okehi Federal Constituency of Kogi State was first learn on the ground of the decrease chamber on 2nd July, 2020.
In his lead debate on Wednesday, Hon. Asuku defined that the obligatory educating of vocational research was to make the youthful Nigerians skilful on the secondary faculty stage and make them productive to themselves and the society of their grownup years.
The lawmaker reasoned within the movement that the staggering fee of unemployment in Nigeria was because of an academic system that was designed to provide graduates for white collar jobs, fairly than being entrepreneurs or employers of labour.
He stated, the obligatory educating of vocational research would shift the younger individuals’s focus from searching for job to being their very own boss within the enterprise world, notably at such a time that the variety of unemployed youths in Nigeria was overshooting the complete inhabitants of some African international locations.
He stated: “Mr. Speaker and pricey Honourable colleagues, over time, the rising fee of unemployment, particularly of our teeming younger inhabitants, is alarming and worrisome.
“For instance, knowledge for the second quarter of 2020 from the Nationwide Bureau of Statistics reveals that about 21.7 million Nigerians are unemployed, out of which a staggering 13.9million of them (which is greater than the inhabitants of Rwanda and a number of other different African international locations), are youths inside ages of 18 to 30 years.
“Sadly, these statistics are predicted to develop even worse, because the horrifying state of insecurity, dwindling oil costs and dire penalties of COVID-19 pandemic, proceed to take toll on our economic system.
In line with him, the design of academic system within the Secondary faculties’ curriculum can’t set off creativity within the youthful technology, a scenario he stated, results in unabated poverty, which in turns has spiked widespread insecurity within the nation.
Hon. Asuku within the movement insisted that the nation’s secondary faculties are in dire want of parliamentary intervention now, whereas calling for lawmakers’ dedication to fine-tune the system of schooling in Nigeria.
“This Invoice in essence, seeks to mainstream the examine of vocational topics corresponding to Wooden works, Tailoring, Catering, Pictures, Videography, Enterprise Research, Printing and Stenography, Farming and Agriculture, Vehicle, ICT, Electrical/Digital works.
“That is to rework all our secondary faculties into ability acquisition centres and by so doing, we will probably be catching them younger.”
Lawmakers who contributed to the movement had been unanimous on the significance of ability acquisition by vocational coaching in secondary faculties.
Speaker of the Home, Femi Gbajabiamila in his comment famous that the invoice will strengthen the tutorial system in Nigeria and referred it to the Home Committee on schooling after it was handed.