The Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, Professor Gregory Ibe has called on Engineers and scholars of engineering to engage in academic research in order to improve the study of engineering in Nigerian universities.
Speaking while declaring open the third phase of the 2019 Continuous Capacity Building/Training workshop organized for 172 Technologists/Lecturers of 43 Federal and State Universities, taking place in Gregory University Uturu, Professor Ibe challenged engineering scholars to join hands with Skill G and Tetfund in the development of research policies for the study of engineering in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
Professor Ibe re-echoed his earlier emphasis that the theme of the training workshop “Use of Engineering Equipment for TETFUND/NUC SET PROJECT was a deliberate act of Skill G and the Federal Government through TETFUND to train technologists on the use of modern engineering equipment who will in turn transfer the skill to their students.
The Chancellor who is also the Managing Director of Skill G Nigeria Limited revealed that the partnership between Skill G and Tetfund has led to the establishment of a research institution and called on the participants to join the team of research professionals being assembled to develop a blueprint for further development of engineering in Nigeria.
Also speaking, the Academic and Project Manager of Skill G Nigeria Limited, Mr. Tomy Ben-Arie while welcoming the participants affirmed the readiness of his team to impact knowledge on the trainees. He however called on the trainees to aid the knowledge sharing process being fastidious.
In response, one of the participants Dr. S. I. Kuye from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta praised Skill G for the training which she said has helped technological development in Nigeria. She particularly noted the speedy infrastructural and curriculum in development of Gregory University Uturu since the last edition of the programme in 2015 and praised the vision and commitment of the founder and management of the host institution.
The Vice Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, Professor Augustine Uwakwe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Evaristus Anyaehie and other principal officers as well Skill G instructors attended the opening ceremony.