Enugu state government has distributed tools and equipment worth millions of naira to technical schools across the state.
This even as the State Science Technical and Vocational Schools Management Board, STVSMB organized orientation programme for the newly recruited non-tutorial and tutorial staff as well as NPOWER volunteers.
Enugu state commissioner for Education, Uche Eze who flag off the distribution exercise urged government at all levels to embrace technical and vocational education.
The commissioner noted that investment in technical and vocational education will not only reduce unemployment but will also encourage speedy industrialisation.
While charging the benefiting schools to fully utilise the equipment, Prof Eze advised the newly recruited workers as well as NPower volunteers to imbibe good work ethics and justify their employment.
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In a remark, the Chairman, STVSMB, Obi Kama said the board will always emphasis professionalism, competence and strong moral values and advised the newly recruited teachers to shun absenteeism and lateness to duty.
According to Kama, out of over fifteen thousand applicants that applied for the job, 175 tutorial staff and 105 non-tutorial staff were engaged while over 1000 N-Power volunteers were deployed to schools under the supervision of the board.
He said the equipment will be evenly distributed to schools in the six education zones.
Some of the newly recruited staff including Ifeanyinwa Obute and Sochima Eneh said the orientation has equipped them with relevant knowledge to carry out their duties.
Equipment distributed by the board include generating sets, hair dryers, gas cookers, cylinders, sewing machines among others.