As part of efforts towards stimulating Nigeria’s economy in the post-coronavirus era, the Chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, (MAN) Kwara/Kogi chapter, Kamoru Yusuf, has urged the Federal Government to put in place measures for the actualization of 70 percent admission quotas into Science and Technology related courses in tertiary institutions across the country.
Dr. Yusuf who is also the Group Managing Director of KAM Holding, stated this during a virtual Public Lecture organised by the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, Oyo-Osun-Kwara chapter tagged: ”Repositioning Chemical Engeering Practice For National Industrial Growth”
He noted that the move became important in order to match up with globalization policy aimed at boosting economic recovery which had been paralysed by the health challenge of COVID-19 wrecking havoc globally.
“The knowledge of Science and Technology among youths remain one of the cardinal points towards ensuring accelerated growth and development in any emerging nation with a view to encouraging diversification of the economy and moving towards innovations and industrialisation.
“There is urgent need for researchers especially in the field of Chemical Engineering to redouble their efforts towards ensuring that Nigeria take a lead in discoveries that are capable of projecting the nation’s image positively among other comity of nations globally.”
“Let me reiterate on the need for policy makers in the education sector to ensure that admissions into tertiary institutions are given to youths based of ratio 70 to 30 percentage for Sciences and Science and Technology related courses respectively if we must achieve our desire of making Nigeria self sufficient with rapid industrial revolution,” the Chairman added.
He, however, advocated for a close working partnership between tertiary institutions and industries in order to always have access to informations on the challenges facing the country as well as proffer solutions.
The Chairman of the Society, Professor Elijah Taiwo solicited the support of industrialists in sponsorship on projects for discoveries and as well as student industrial attachment opportunity with industries.
Source: Voice of Nigeria