Year in year out more than one million candidates sit for the Joint Admission and Matriculation examinations for admission into the public and private universities and polytechnics in Nigeria. Less than half the total number eventually make it to these institutions of higher learning. A few of the remainder go abroad, and the rest stay at home for another year to join the queue again. As a result of the lack of skills, these young men and women continuously depend on their parents for survival and sustenance. Many parents believe that going for apprenticeship is reserved for children that are unable to succeed academically. Eagles Technical College has come to contribute its little quota to fill this gap. We have come to bridge the gap between the classical education without any vocational skills and the purely practical apprenticeship in crafts and trades. Having lived in Europe and Canada, the Chief Executive Officer has seen enough to propel a transformation of the lives and future of the youth of Nigeria. If Nigeria will ever achieve its developmental goals, the right value needs to be placed on acquisition of skills and vocations. There is no better time to do that than now.
We took the bold step of laying the foundation of the Administration building of the college in April 2014. By the end of 2015, we completed the major works of the construction. This building has enough offices, classrooms, laboratories and workshops to accommodate both students, staff and faculty for the first year. Having received the preliminary approval from the Ministry of Vocational and Adult Education in Ondo State, our motivation increased and the impetus to complete the works and start school in September 2016 doubled. To God be the glory, 24 pioneer students of the college started classes on 26th September 2016.