The Managing Director of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), Babs Omotowa, said yesterday that the company has earmarked N2billion for the development of engineering education in six universities.
The Schools are University of Ibadan (U.I.), University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT), University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
The project is titled: NLNG University Support Programme (USP).
Omotowa said the company will spend N340million in each of the schools on the construction of modern engineering laboratories equipped with the cutting-edge equipment.
Speaking with reporters in Abuja, he said: “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.” (The Nation)
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