…LASPOTECH IS FULLY PREPARED – SAYS RECTOR
In continuation of the sensitization programme for this year’s ReadySetWork, RSW programme which started at Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo on Thursday, the Special adviser to the Governor on Education, Barr. Tokunbo Wahab on Friday disclosed that 2,000 final year students of Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH will also benefit from the initiative.
This will make the total number of beneficiaries for this 2019 edition of RSW to 5,000 students from both LASU and LASPOTECH.
Addressing the students today at the Ikorodu campus of the institution, the Special Adviser who was represented by the Director of Accounts, Office of the Special Adviser on Education, Mrs. Akinsola Lola stated that the 2,000 final year students of LASPOTECH would be drawn from both National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) of the institution.
The Special Adviser encouraged the students to take the programme with all seriousness just as she restated the State Government’s commitment to quality and all-inclusive educational system up to the tertiary education level.
In his Address, the Rector of LASPOTECH, Mr Samuel Sogunro represented by the Deputy Rector Academics Mr. Olumide Metilelu expressed delight at the significant impact of the RSW especially to LASPOTECH, stressing that students from the institution benefitted immensely from the initiative in the past.
Metilelu thanked the Lagos state government for selecting the institution as one of the learning centers for the program while also emphasizing the readiness of the institution to host the 2019 edition of the RSW event.
He recalled that the institution was adjudged the best RSW learning centre during the 2017 edition of the initiative, assuring that LASPOTECH is set to surpass its past performances in previous RSW programmes.
In his words, “It is pertinent to state that in 2017 LASPOTECH center was adjudged the best learning center of the RSW we are set to do it again”
Also, the Program Coordinator of RSW, Mrs Folashade Oshun in her address at the event informed the students that the RSW initiative was conceived out the realization that “the world that we live in today has moved beyond certificates because employers are now looking for skills and not necessarily certificates.”
Oshun said that the program is slated for 12 Saturdays of intensive training, stressing that there are additional innovations that will come with this year’s edition of RSW.
“This year, we will be making use of hybrid learning experience which will consist of assignment that will be uploaded directly online. This is because the state government wants to accelerate the pace of development in higher education by deepening the process of learning accessible through technology,” the Coordinator stated.
She added that there will be a Career Fair at the end of the training to expose participants to corporate organisations for internship program which can lead to automatic employment or serve as a platform to build young entrepreneurs.
It should be noted that ReadySetWork is an employability and entrepreneurship program aimed at preparing final year students for immediate entry into the workforce as employees and employers of labour by equipping participants with the market-aligned knowledge, soft skills, business tools, and a mindset reorientation to the world of work.
Head, Public Affairs Unit