The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Education Secretariat in collaboration with Ladi Memorial Foundation (LMF) has carried out grassroots sensitisation on Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) towards the upcoming Incentivised Pilot School Sewing Championship Project 2023 (SSCP2023).
The advocacy and sensitisation meetings began with Abaji and Kwali area councils on January 23 and ended at Gwagwalada area council on February 6, 2023.
The scheme which was flagged-off on January 19 by the minister of state for education, Goodluck Opiah, was initiated by LMF and supported by UNESCO in partnership with FCT Education Secretariat.
Stakeholders after the flag-off embarked on the sensitisation meetings and advocacy visits to Abaji, Kwali, Kuje, Bwari and Gwagwalada area councils in a bid to get stakeholders’ input for a successful championship expected to have nine winners from each of the six area councils.
Speaking at the various advocacy meetings at area councils, the executive director of LMF, Mrs. Rosemary Osikoya, said the competition was for students between ages 12 and 20 in both private and public secondary schools.
She said advocacy and sensitisation meetings were to create adequate awareness about the SSCP2023 to enable eligible candidates take advantage of the project.
She advised students who have a gift or interest in sewing to take advantage of the programme and showcase their skills.
Osikoya, who is the immediate past Kogi state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, assured that the participants and participating schools that will emerge 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions at the final competition would get sewing machines and sewing equipment as prizes.
The area council chairmen thanked the LMF team for the visits and commended the executive director for the initiative.
The chairman Kuje area council, Mr Abdullahi Sabo, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Suleiman Sabo, described the benefits attached to the SSCP2023 as laudable.