ECOWAS Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Skill “G” on Establishment of TVET Specialized Resource Centres in Member Nations
The ECOWAS surveys on the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the region from 2013 to 2015 formed basis of its TVET Strategy for Skills Improvement and Employability in member countries. This necessitated the invitation of Skill “G” for a presentation on their initiative for the development of Science and Technology Education as well as with Technical and Vocational Education/Training in ECOWAS Commission.
Based on the detailed presentation of Skill “G” Nigeria Limited to the ECOMAS management, they were invited to participate at the meeting of Education Experts from Member States in September 2017 at ECOWAS HQ Abuja where further presentation was made to the stakeholders. In furtherance to this, Skill “G” was also invited to the meeting of ECOWAS Ministers of Education in Lome, for an exhibition and demonstration of their models.
Consequently, the ECOWAS Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding between ECOWAS and Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited; recommended rapid implementation of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Strategy for Skills Improvement and Employability in the region, as well as the dissemination of the Skill “G” initiative on Technical and Vocational training by supporting its expansion through the establishment of ECOWAS Specialised Resource Centres in Member nations.
Subsequently, the World Bank Team visited Skill “G” for deliberations and both parties afterwards visited the ECOWAS Commission to discuss possible funding of the project across ECOWAS Countries.
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Reported by: Deji Ige