The Federal Ministry of Education in collaboration with the World Bank in its determination to ensure the success of the Innovation Development and Effectiveness in the Acquisition of Skills (IDEAS) project organised a two-day workshop for Monitoring and Evaluation Officers as well as Innovation Grant Officers.
The officers were drawn from six participating states of Ekiti, Benue, Edo, Abia, Gombe and Kano.
In a message to the ceremony delivered by the Director Technology and Science Education (DTSE), Mrs. Elizabeth Adedigba, Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu reiterated the importance of monitoring & evaluation towards achieving the required objective of the project.
The education minister explained that the training workshop would provide monitoring & evaluation officers the opportunity to better their capacity to effectively implement monitoring & evaluation activities across all the four project component.
He emphasized that the training is meant to achieve the sole aim of strengthening, monitoring & evaluation capacity in the management of IDEAS Project.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Ekiti State Commissioner for Education, Dr. (Mrs.) Kofoworola Olabisi Adeyire, represented by Mr. Olukayode Babade, chairman, Board for Technical & Vocational Education lauded the Federal Ministry of Education and the World Bank for organising the workshop in the state.
Babade further commended the World Bank for the recent fund mobilization released to benefitting states and the attendant clearance of the institutional development plans of Technical Colleges in Ekiti State.
She also appreciated the endorsement of the grant agreement forms for benefitting technical colleges.
According to her, training of M&E officers is key to the successful implementation of the projects, which will undoubtedly enhance the judicious use of the project fund, better tracking and consistent attainment of project development objectives
She advised the monitoring and evaluation officers to avail themselves of the golden opportunity to tap adequate knowledge that would make them perform optimally and display dexterity in their project bits, adding that this is the only way the project objectives could be met.