After previous successful outings in Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos State College of Health Technology (LASCOHET) and University of Lagos (UNILAG), the 2018 RSW Sensitization tour continued this week with two stops at Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) and Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH).
Speaking at the Sensitization event in YABATECH yesterday, The Rector, Engineer Obafemi Omokungbe didn’t hold back his gratitude to His Excellency Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for including the Institution in the laudable ReadySetWork programme, though it is a Federal Institution. “Our students are excited and ready to make the best of this opportunity as much as the school management is ready and willing to provide every required support to facilitate the successful implementation of the programme.” He added.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Eduaction, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh in his address to the students said that the Governor is committed to the well being of every student in Lagos state whether they are in State owned institutions or not. In his words; “The Governor’s desire is that every student that graduates from any Institution in Lagos State is equipped enough to become value adding employees or job creators after graduation and that is the vision of ReadySetWork.”
Meanwhile On Monday, the entire management team of Lagos State Polytechnic led by its Provost, Mr. Samuel Shogunro received the Special Adviser to the Governor on education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh at the Ikorudu campus of the Institution. The energy was palpable as the team walked into the filled hall to the warm ovation by the already seated students.
During the event, the Special Adviser explained the reason he had to come physically to the campus that day saying the Campus performed very well in the 2017 edition of the programme as the hosted over 700 students for the 13-week programme. “LASPOTECH centre was the best training centre among the 3 centres last year, and I commend your Rector and all the staff for the job well done. You have set precedence and a lot is expected from you this year” he said.
Mr. Bank-Olemoh, then encouraged the students to register for the RSW online academy which is a prerequisite to participating in the ReadySetWork 2018 programme. “Lagos State has given you an opportunity and it’s up to you to grab it and change your life. The competition is higher this year as the programme has been expanded to accommodate 5000 students across 8 institutions, so you have to key in early and seize the best this opportunity offers.”
Registration for the Online Academy is still on. Students can register at www.readysetwork.com.ng/online-academy/