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LASG, UK to train students in cooperative management

Dec 30, 2021
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Published 31 December 2021

The  Lagos State Government has announced that it is set to conclude an arrangement with the United Kingdom Cooperative College to train students in cooperative studies and management.

The Provost of Lagos State Cooperative College, Mr Akorede Ojomu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Ojomu was quoted to have said this during a working visit by the Special Adviser to the Governor, Parastatals Monitoring Office, Mr Afolabi Ayantayo, to the college.

He said, “We have concluded agreements with United Kingdom Cooperative College on the exchange training programme. The agreement has been endorsed by the Ministry of Justice in principle and is undergoing final adjustment and as soon as this is done from the ministry’s end, we are good to go.

“The essence of the programme is to expose our students to the best training in the world on cooperative studies and management in order to achieve and deliver on LASCOCO’s mandate of producing highly skilled manpower to the cooperative movement as well as create a platform and opportunities for Nigerians to develop and pursue a career in cooperative business activities.”

Afolabi Ayantayo, advised the institution to improve its curriculum for students in order to attain economic growth.

“Cooperative societies are very essential to the development of the informal sector of the economy that engages a high percentage of the populace, and this is why the college needs to train and produce quality personnel to manage cooperative societies for economic growth,” he said.

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