The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), College of Engineering of the Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State; Tertiary Education Trust Fund and some experts from Israel are facilitating a special training of about 292 academics in Science, Engineering and Technology in Uturu, Abia State. The academics were chosen from 73 universities across the nation.
This training, an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria is to prepare the academics to be able to work across disciplines in mechanical, electrical, agricultural, communication and robotics engineering.
A statement from the Gregory University said the programme also involved training in supply and workshop equipment exposure. Dr. Gregory Ibe, Chancellor of Gregory University says the project is to boost the lecturers and technologists capacities, in the fields of mechatronics, autotronics, robotics, neomatics, green house and telecommunications.
The project also involves the rehabilitation of four selected laboratories that will house the new hands-on training equipment, including the provision of five-year maintenance support for the laboratories for use. The training is to be concluded on August 21, 2015 and about 10,000 research manuals are to be published during its course.