The Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) Business School has commenced the second phase of its £100,000 grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering United Kingdom by training 50 students drawn across five tertiary institutions in Southeast of Nigeria.
According to Frankling Onwubiko, the first phase of the project, which focuses on research in the field of Electrical Engineering and aims to enhance employability and entrepreneurial impact of Nigerian graduate engineers in the electricity industry, came up in Dec. 2022.
The grant was awarded by the Higher Education Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa (HEP SSA) 22/24 programme.
The Programme Officer for Africa Programme at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Mrs Kristy Chishti, addressed the participants via zoom, emphasising the need to address the engineering capacity gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa, including a shortage of skilled engineer, a brain drain to other countries, weak engineering institutions, and low investment levels and national standards.
The Team Lead, Professor Chinedu Onyeizugbe of Business School, addressing the students, stressed the importance of training, urging them to conduct themselves professionally throughout the six-day programme.
What’s your thought about this?
Kindly like, comment, follow and share.