Lagos Partners UK Cooperative College on training and empowerment

Omolabake Fasogbon

Lagos State Cooperative College (LASCOCO) has entered into a partnership agreement with the UK Cooperative College to increase the capacity of its students.

LASCOCO provost, Mr. Akorede Ojomu, revealed this during a recent working visit to the College of the Lagos State Governor’s Special Advisor on Parastatal, Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo.

According to Ayantayo, the working agreement between the two parties with the UK Cooperative College would allow LASCOCO students and staff to pursue exchange training programs in academic and other areas of development where support can be found. necessary.

He said: “We have made agreements with the UK Co-operative College on the exchange training program. The deal has been approved by the Ministry of Justice in principle and is in the process of final adjustment and as soon as that is done on the part of the ministry we are good to go.

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

He also informed that apart from the international collaboration, the college liaises with other state government training institutions such as Lagos State University, vocational skills acquisition centers specialists such as the Women’s Development Center, the Technology Incubation Development Center and Ibile Micro Finance.

He noted that the role of collaboration was non-negotiable in achieving the main goals.

Ayantayo urged the institution to improve its curriculum for students and improve service delivery to clients and stakeholders for better patronage and economic sustainability.

He stressed that cooperative societies are essential for the development of the informal sector of the economy as it engages a high percentage of the population.

He thus urged the college to train and produce quality personnel to manage cooperative societies for economic growth.

Virginia S. Braud