In a bid to harness indigenous skills and promote ingenuity in the area of technological innovations, Abia state government has commenced plans to establish a university of Industry, Science and Technology in Aba.
Inaugurating the committee which will fine-tune the framework for the new university, Chairman of the Governing Council of the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Dr. Chuku Wachukwu, said the inauguration of the committee marked a formal commencement of series of deliberations and development of the necessary frameworks and linkages for the establishment of the University.
Wachukwu, who assured of the state government’s support, added that the establishment of the university had become necessary in order to key into the various opportunities that exist for the sustainable growth and development of the state considering her abundant raw materials and technological skills.
According to him, “The establishment of this university will provide the requisite manpower for the state and country in the areas of industry, science and technology.
”It will also create a platform for the development of indigenous manpower, promotion of ingenuity and creativity. The economic profile of Abia state holds tremendous promise and opportunities for investment and industrial development in the area of crude oil exploration, gas production, agriculture and solid minerals.”
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