Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has appealed to Nigerians to support the Nigeria Maritime University (NMU) in Warri Delta state describing the institution as a veritable instrument for human capacity development, particularly in the maritime industry.
The Governor made this statement in Asaba while receiving the management of NMU, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NMIASA) and the Governing Council of NMU.
He stated that the university would provide the right tools to equip graduates with requisite technical abilities that would make them create employment after completing their studies.
In his words â€œâ€œNigeria should move beyond conventional universities and seek to establish specialized universities which will give the right tools andÂ Â practical learning that will make graduates employers of labour, rather than job seekers. The unemployment in Nigeria today is largely due to our focus on conventional education,â€
The Governor also commended NIMASA for establishing the maritime university in the state and urged other agencies of government to replicate NIMASA in establishing technical institutions in the country.
Source: This Day