By Balogun Mabamije
UGHELLI/Nigeria: The management and students of the Delta State Vocational Training center, Afiesere, in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State have commended the state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for opening the school to train youths in different vocation.
Lizzy Adjobor the administrator of the vocational training center said the governor of Delta State has done very well for the training center by providing various facilities in the center.
According to her, six vocation were operating at the moment, while many youths had exhibited zeal towards learning but stressed that the center needed more facilities to attain the required standard.
Adjobor said the vocational training center had graduated the first set of students and the second set were at the point of graduation.
She noted that at the beginning, some of the youths that came initially were expecting starter pack like the YAGEP and other Government empowerment programme but when they saw something different, some of them withdrew.
One of the students, that is into hairdressing and makeover, Miss Anna Igho who said she would like to be an instructor after graduating commended the governor of Delta State for providing such opportunity for her and others to learn a trade that would make her to stand on her own in time to come.
To her, secular education was important but since she started the programme, she had discovered that leaning a trade was more important than education and encouraged other youths out there to get themselves a vocation which they could depend on in the future.
“Formally I used to tell people that education was important but now I discovered that leaning a trade is much more important than education. I want to encourage others to come and learn something for themselves,” she added.
Miss Igho commended her instructors for giving them the best training, just as she appealed for government financial support at the end of the training, and provide more facilities in the vocational training center.
Another student Ghenekaro Kparobo on her part described the vocational training center as awesome, saying it is cheaper, affordable and the best place to be, just as she advised those who do not want to go to school to learn a trade.
A student of catering department, Mrs Eseoghene Ighometuweire who chanted the slogan, “Your skill is your wealth and your wealth is your skill,” described the school as very good and encourage others to register with the vocational center.
She commended the governor of Delta State Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for opening the vocational training center and appealed for more facilities to be provided in the school with starter pack given to them to enable them start something after graduation.