By Ikechukwu Bismarch Oji
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, the Learn & Work European Vocational Institute was launched in Enugu by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
The institute, which the senator is promoting in Nigeria, is designed to train young people in different skills including web design, plumbing, tailoring/dress making and home nursing among others.
As the name implies, Learn & Work European Vocational Institute emphasizes functionality. As such, contrary to the current trend in Nigeria where people go to school just to obtain certificates, products of this novel institute are trained to be employers of labour, not to roam the streets as applicants searching for non-existent white collar jobs.
Today, the Nigerian educational system is experiencing serious crisis owing to undue emphasis on certification rather than functionality….
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