The newly revamped Government Science and Technical College (GSTC), formerly Benin Technical College, will offer vehicle maintenance services to members of the public, in a renewed mandate to leverage real-life practical as a key instruction component.
According to the project supervisor, Omotayo Awonusi, who spoke with journalists in Benin City, the services will be offered at the maintenance building in the service yard of the college.
He noted that the service yard was undergoing construction after the delivery of the first phase of the college’s reconstruction project.
The phase 1 of the project handed over to the state government, last year consists of two new state-of-the-art classroom blocks, laboratories, libraries and workshops, adding that the modern library at school has up-to-date books and a full complement of Information Communication Technology (ICT) gadgets.
Awonusi said the service yard was being constructed to provide space for the water treatment plant, which will provide water for use at the school and staff quarters.
He noted that the maintenance building is targeted at generating funds for the school adding that, “Members of the public can visit the school for their vehicle repairs ranging from fixing of tyres, wheel alignment, electrical works and other services.”
He said, “The plant will provide a steady supply of water. It will house the power plant equipped with two electricity generating sets of 250 KVA each and a transformer of 132KVA powerline connected to the school.
The school principal, Onaiwu Frederick Osazuwa, said the reconstruction work at the College by the state government is a huge investment in the future of the state, adding that the learning environment is now conducive with space for practical learning.