Ilorin – Dr Masud Kazaure, the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), has urged polytechnics and monotechnics in the country to standardise their curriculum to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Kazaure made the plea in llorin on Saturday when he led a team of the board on a visit to Kwara State Polytechnic, llorin.
He described the situation where Nigeria was still engaging foreign countries for the construction of its railways as derogatory.
“The situation does not speak well of a country with over 500 technology centres,’’ Kazaure said.
He advised polytechnics in the country to be alive to their mandate by allowing technology development to be their priority.
Kazaure classified Kwara State Polytechnic as a centre of technological excellence following various technological initiatives carried out.
“The future of this country is upon us, so, produce graduates that are relevant to the society,’’ he said.
Kazaure also urged the entrepreneurial centre in the institution to create incubators for their produce to access the market
This, he said, would further boost internally generated revenue of the institution.
Earlier, the Rector of the polytechnic, Alhaji Mas’ud Elelu, had commended the executive Secretary for the visit.
He assured him that the polytechnic would not rest on its oars in the discharge of its responsibilities as a centre of excellence . (NAN)