In a bid to correct the narrative of the education system in the country, Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi has called for a restructuring of the educational system.
Fayemi made the call while speaking at the Innovation Development and Effectiveness in Acquisition of skills (IDEAS) project in Abuja on a topic, “Re-engineering the Nigerian mind from White Collar to Blue Collar Enterprises”.
According to him, the emergence of improved and advanced education manifesting in Artificial Intelligence, automation robotics and other technological areas has caused a surge in the labour market, which means that restructuring has to be put into account in the educational system of the country.
For this reason, the federal ministry of education has partnered with the World Bank with $200M credit facility to the participating states, namely, Abia, Benue, Edo, Ekiti, Gombe and Kano to support the project’s cause.
The ideology behind this project is to break the job limitation citizens encounter, by drastically increasing their options of not only acquiring white collar jobs, but also blue collar jobs, thereby, increasing employability in the country.
The project is also guaranteed to help the country improve its economy, while the workshop would support the monitoring and evaluation officers in carrying out their roles effectively.