THE Director of Platform College, Ipaja in the Ayobo-Ipaja LCDA of Alimosho LGA, Dr Bola Obe, has suggested that industrial training (IT) should be introduced to schools from SS 1 to SS 3.
He gave the suggestion during a meeting of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools.
In his words, “Our children should be given the kind of education that will make them employable. Soft skills, emotional intelligence, coding, and entrepreneurship should be actively integrated into the secondary school curriculum. I will also suggest that from SS 1 to SS 3, industrial training should be introduced to schools. Third-term holidays should be used for industrial training for students.
"They should have a foretaste of what life is like in the workplace, this will guide them in course selection for higher education. I will also suggest, that an institute for career choice and guidance should be established. It should be under the Ministry of Education.
"This institute should have software that will take inputs from a particular student, their experiences, their expectations, their hobbies, and their strengths and weaknesses; then the software would suggest courses that the student could study. This will help SS 3 to limit trials and errors in the selection of courses to study in higher institutions.”