Abia’s E4E takes new turn, as government engages graduates

Okezie-Victor-Ikpeazu-PhotoAbia State Technical/Vocational Education for Employment (E4E) programme designed to facilitate direct and self-employment for the graduates and youths has taken a new turn.

The State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ikechi Mgbeoji, in the week, said government would begin to engage the graduates directly in some of its projects like school renovation.

Addressing students and instructors in Umuahia, the Commissioner stressed the importance of technical education, saying government is working towards holistic education policy that would be backed by law after holding education summit.

Chairman, State House of Assembly Education Committee, Chief Thomas Nkoro, who described the introduction of the programme, as timely, said the state lawmakers would give it the necessary legal backing.

E4E programme coordinator, Mr. Endy Ezengwa, said over 2000 industries would be collaborating with it to train 35,000 youths from across the state.

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