A former aide to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, Prince Tunji Moronfoye has stated that the establishment of International Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), Ajase-ipo, would reduce youth restiveness and unemployment.
Moronfoye made this known while featuring on a radio programme in Ilorin, the state capital.
He said the vision behind IVTEC is to make their graduates self-reliant and compete effectively in their area of study.
According to him, youths and other participants would receive training that will make them to be self reliant and cater for their needs as well as needs of family. This will make them busy. You know an idle hand is the devil’s workshop. This will even curb cultism, kidnapping and other social vices.
“It’s sad that people in the state usually hire technicians from other states and neighboring countries like Togo.
“But the establishment of IVTEC will correct that, as courses such as Welding, Automobile, Heating and Ventilation, Solar Technology, ICT and others are available at the college,” he said.
He also noted that students of the college will be exposed to world class training and receive City Guild Certificate at the end of their programme.
The former state Commissioner for Information explained further that the City Guild Certificate will be issued by an institution in the United Kingdom, while the certificate can be used anywhere in the world.
Moronfoye noted that the pioneer students of IVTEC have resumed lectures, adding that scholarships given to indigenes of the state at the college was not based on political affiliation.
“The beneficiaries were picked from World Bank register for the vulnerable, compiled in 2014 during the Goodluck Jonathan era,” he explained.