….urges Governor to upgrade schools in Riverine Communities
By Victor Bieni
The National Coordinator, Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Comrade Sheriff Mulade has said that the best method of curbing youth Restiveness in any Society is by utilizing the opportunities of technical Education.
The Gbaramatu Kingdom born human rights activist made this call in Warri South West LGA of Delta State while appealing to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to upgrade Technical Colleges in Coastal Communities so as to reduce youth restiveness in the area.
Comrade Sheriff Mulade who highlighted some of the Grammar Schools in those coastal areas such as Gbaraun Grammar, Ogidigben Grammar School, Gbokoda Grammar School, Tsekelewo Grammar School both in Warri South West and Warri North as well as others in Burutu Local Government which includes: Ogulagha, and Ayakoromor Grammar Schools if upgraded to Technical Colleges by the Governor will no doubt reduce the rate of unemployment amongst youths in the area.
Speaking further, he appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to upgrade old Grammar Schools in the riverine communities to technical colleges so as to reduce restiveness amongst youths in such areas.
The World renown human and Environmental Rights Activist Stated that intellectual resources in the coastal communities can develop the State if well harnessed while describing technical education as a panacea to unemployment.
In his words: “It will help to create a better society for youths in the State. He urged the State Governor to keep to his campaign promise of giving a high premium to technical and vocational education in order to expand the frontiers of employment generation and wealth creation in the State”.
“Technical education showcases technical knowledge and vocational skills in terms of innovation and production, and provision of modern infrastructure and equipment. I use this medium to call for technical colleges and vocational training centres in the State”.