NLNG earmarks N2billion for Engineering education in six universities

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The Managing Director of the Nigeria LNG (NLNG), Babs Omotowa, Wednesday announced that the company has voted N2 billion for the development of engineering education in six universities.

They are University of Ibadan (UI), University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT), University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

The project is titled: NLNG University Support Programme (USP).

Omotowa said the company will spend N340 million in each of the schools on the construction of modern engineering laboratories equipped with the cutting-edge equipment.

Addressing reporters in Abuja, he lamented that no Nigerian university is ranked amongst the 500 best universities in the world today; “neither is our ranking amongst African universities impressive.”

“Predictions about Nigeria’s ascent as a developed country will only come true, if and when we take firm steps to fix our educational system. Well-meaning stakeholders need to urgently join hands to improve the quality of education in the country for the future of Nigeria to be better. This is why Nigeria LNG, committed to helping build a better Nigeria, is initiating the N2 billion NLNG University Support Programme to bring engineering education up to speed with world class standard.

“NLNG’s corporate social responsibility covers education, healthcare, infrastructure, enterprise and capacity development across the country,” Omotowa said.

Source: Daily Post 

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