- Germany Urges Nigeria to Step up Vocational Training
The German Government has charged Nigeria to strengthen her efforts at pulling out of recession with vocational skills development, especially among youths.
The Head, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce, Nigeria, Dr. Marc Lucassen, urged the Federal Government to learn from her German counterpart who, despite not having crude oil and agricultural resources, boosted her Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and reduced unemployment through Dual Vocational Training (DVT).
He spoke during at the graduation of the first batch of apprentices in Office Administration Profession in Ogun State of the on-going German Dual Vocational Training Partnership with Nigeria (G-DVTPW-N).
Lucassen said for Nigeria to exit recession it must integrate DVT and collaborate with the private sector, stressing that DVT is better driven with Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative.
The G-DVTPW-N Programme Coordinator, Kehinde Stephen Awoyele, explained that G-DVTPW-N was an initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany geared towards raising the employability bar of youths and reducing poverty in the country.
He said the programme was being financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and conducted by sequagGmbH. It’s steered by the CCI Giessen-Friedberg as the German project partner.