The Osun Government on Friday said it would initiate a sensitisation campaign on the importance of acquiring technical and vocational skills.
Mr Abraham Owolabi, the Director of Schools, Osun Board for Technical and Vocational Education, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Osogbo.
According to the director, the state government had made provision for publicity and other instruments to create awareness.
“Publicity about technical and vocational education in the state is not yet adequate, we need to let our people know the relevance of vocational and technical education to development.
“So the government should sensitise the parents and let them know that technical education is not inferior to other forms of education.
“If it is encouraged in the society, parents would not discourage their children from pursuing their gifted areas of learning and skills acquisition,” Owolabi said.
Owolabi also said the entry qualification into the nine technical schools in the state was the Junior Secondary School Certificate.
The technical schools are located in Osogbo, Ife, Iwo, Ara, Inisa, Gbongan, Osu, Ijebu-Jesa and Otan-Ayegbaju.