ReadySetWork Sensitization tour 2018 kicked off on Tuesday March 20, 2018 in the Main Auditorium of Lagos State University, Ojo campus.
The auditorium was packed full with students and staff of the institution for the event which is aimed at creating awareness for ReadySetWork amongst students as well as educating them on how to maximize the opportunities it offers.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh while addressing the students told them to make the best use of the opportunity. He stressed the fact that they as well as other students in Tertiary Institutions in Lagos State are the most privileged among their peers anywhere in the Country. “The mandate of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to us is to ensure that every student in Lagos State Tertiary Institutions goes through the ReadySetWork Programme and is adequately prepared for the world of work upon graduation.” He said.
“Last year, we trained 12,000 students from 6 institutions including Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Lagos State College of Health technology (LASCOHET) and University of Lagos (UNILAG). 10,000 students were trained on the RSW Online Academy and 2000 in the campus classes. As we speak, close to 1,000 of these students have been placed on paid internship in different companies like PwC, FCMB, Total, as well as over 80 SMEs in the State and the feedbacks we are getting have been very encouraging.” Mr. Bank-Olemoh said.
Talking about plans for 2018, The Special Adviser disclosed that 25,000 students from 8 schools will be trained this year. He said that the additional schools are Yaba College of Technology and the private institution, Caleb University. “While 5000 final year students will partake in the campus classes this year, 20,000 students in their penultimate year will be trained via the RSW Online Academy.” Mr. Bank-Olemoh explained.
Also addressing the audience was the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun who affirmed the fact that ReadySetwork is the State’s response to the global clamour for fostering socio-economic development of a country by providing major skills sets for youths and students.
The Sensitisation Tour continues on Tuesday March 27, 2018 in Lagos State College of Health technology (LASCOHET) and University of Lagos (UNILAG)