OGTAN partners NCDMB, PTDF on first education summit

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The Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria, OGTAN in conjunction with the NCDMB and the PTDF plan to hold a one-day National Education Summit (NES) on  the 16th of this month with the theme: ”Sustaining Local Content through Quality Education and Training: Prospects and Challenges”.

OGTAN has designed the event to proffer solution that will bridge the yawning gap between the academia and the petroleum industry. It is a well known fact that fresh graduates from Nigeria’s tertiary institutions are ill-equipped to grab the opportunities the oil industry offers and as a result, the multi-billion dollar industry contributed a paltry 10 percent to the nation’s GDP as at 2017 Q3 (according to NBS). The oil and gas trainers asso- ciation aspires to fix this defect by bringing industry stakeholders and the academia to a round table in order to identify  issues  bedevilling human capacity development in the industry and to proffer sustainable, private-sector-driven solutions that would enhance in-country value addition.

One-time Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili shall lead the deliberations along with a a team of panelists consisting of university dons, CEOs of operating and service companies, oil industry agencies of government, education regulatory bodies, and training practitioners. A practical approach to the review of education curri-culum, existing internships, research  programmes, educational funds, and lots more shall be x-rayed.

Local content achievement award

The evening of same day shall witness a dinner reception in honour of the distinguished and award-winning Executive Secretary of  Nigerian Content Develop-ment and Monitoring Board (NCDMB),  Engr Simbi Wabote who bagged the OGTAN’s “Local Content Achievement Award” for 2018.

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