Lagos can produce the next generation of world-class technicians

August 5, 2017
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If you have ever had to fix your car, refrigerator or any other appliance in Nigeria, then you are aware of how unprofessional and unskilled many Nigerian technicians are. Our society lacks skilled technicians so much so that Nigeria still imports expatriates for major and sometimes, minor construction and technical projects.

To deepen the pool of competent technicians in Nigeria, Lagos State government is revamping its 5 technical colleges. But there is still more to be done. Read more.

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