Invest more on vocational training – Germany urges Nigeria

The German Government has charged Nigeria to strengthen her  efforts at pulling  out  of   recession with vocational skills development, especially among youths.

The Head, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce, Nigeria, Dr. Marc Lucassen, urged the Federal Government to learn from her German counterpart who, despite not having crude oil and agricultural   resources,   boosted   her   Gross   Domestic  Product (GDP) and reduced  unemployment through Dual Vocational Training (DVT).

He spoke during at the graduation of the first batch of apprentices in Office Administration Profession in Ogun State of the on-going German Dual Vocational Training Partnership with Nigeria (G-DVTPW-N).

Lucassen said for Nigeria to exit recession it must integrate DVT and collaborate with the private sector, stressing that DVT is better driven with Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative.

The G-DVTPW-N Programme Coordinator, Kehinde Stephen Awoyele, explained that  G-DVTPW-N was an initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany geared towards raising the employability bar of youths and reducing poverty in the country.

He said the programme was being financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation   and   Development   and   conducted   by  sequagGmbH.   It’s   steered   by   the   CCI Giessen-Friedberg as the German project partner.



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