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Liz Wiseman: You Need a Deliberate Ritual

HND Discrimination Bill Scales Second Reading In Senate

The Bill for an Act to Abolish and Prohibit Dichotomy and Discrimination between First Degrees and Higher National Diploma in the same Profession/Field and related matters on Wednesday scaled second reading in the Senate. The bill, which scaled second reading after heated debate at plenary on its relevance, seeks to resolve controversy over wage disparity and gross discrimination against HND holder in public and private sectors of the economy. The Senate President, Sen. David Mark in his remarks, said it would be difficult to legislate on the bill, given that polytechnics were not originally established to be degree awarding institutions. He said rather than canvass for abolition of the dichotomy, polytechnics should be changed to degree awarding institutions. “ The problem here is whether we can legislate on this. I think obviously that is not going to work for several reasons that we have all advanced here. “We can’t legislate here and say you must employ an HND instead

R & D is fundamental key to national Development says Prof. Solomon Elias Bogoro

Economy of a nation is as strong as the education development of that nation. Nations should must therefore invest massively in the Human capacity develop of those working toward our education development. This position was disclosed by the Chairman, Tertiary Education Fund, Prof. Solomon Elias  Bogoro during the NIMechE’s  27 th  International Conference held in Bauchi, recently. Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro disclosed that funds intervention on academic and staff training and development in Africa is among the best in the world.   He said no fewer than 10,363 members of the academic and non-academic staff of public institutions in the country has been trained by Tetfund between 2010 and 2014 including polytechnics and colleges of education respectively. He said that 1,633 doctorate degree holders were trained abroad while 3,041 were trained in the country. In his lecture, titled ““Capacity building and infrastructure development in Nigeria: The Tetfund intervention in Niger

Humans Genetically Engineered To Be Super Intelligent Could Have An IQ Of 1000

 Stephen Hsu, Vice-President for Research and Professor of Theoretical Physics at Michigan State University, thinks we'll soon be able to engineer humans that make Einstein look like Goofus. Genetically engineered human beings could have IQs of 1000 or higher. At least that's the theory from scientist Stephen Hsu. Hsu is something of a scientific polymath, who has done work pertaining to quantum physics, dark energy, finance, and information security, as well as genomics and bioinformatics, or the application of computer science and statistics to biological data. He officially holds the title of Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies at Michigan State, where he is also a professor of Theoretical Physics. He thinks that by tweaking our genomes we could make humans drastically smarter. Hsu makes his case in Nautilus — and the implications are as tantalizing as they are terrifying. He's also published the theory in more detail at ArXiv, though it wasn't peer

VACANCY FOR “EXECUTIVE SECRETARY”

The Nigerian Society of Engineers is the umbrella organization for the Engineering Profession in Nigeria and it looks after the professional needs of all Engineers in their wide – spectrum of specializations through structured initiatives in membership and other high professional standard and ethical practices. The role: The Executive Secretary is the Head of NSE Secretariat and provides execution to the management and administration of the affairs of the Society on behalf of the Council. He reports directly to the Executive Committee of the Society. He is among other things responsible for the following; Oversees the day-to-day management of the Secretariat. Responsible for defining the priorities of the Secretariat activities and functions Coordinate change management programs for the society Directs the preparation of all financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, reports to Exco and Council, tax returns, and other reports for government regulatory

JOB OPENING for civil Engineer: deadline October 17

Exciting career opportunities exist in a young Engineering firm located in Ikeja area of Lagos. Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Existing positions include: 1.       MALE CIVIL ENGINEER:  Applicant should possess the following: a.        Minimum of B.Sc in Civil Engineering b.       Minimum of two years working experience c.        Not more than 30 years of age d.       Smart, Intelligent and Honest e.       Proficiency in MS Office Suites & Auto CAD f.         Excellent communication and business skills Interested candidates should forward their CV to alpha.hr@gmail.com

Nigeria spends N500bn on steel importation annually, says Aganga

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, weekend hinted that despite Nigeria being the second largest producer of steel and iron ore in Africa, the federal government commits over N500 billion ($3.3 billion) every year to importion of roofing sheets, nails, rooof tiles, headpans, wire gauze among others, which are produced from steel and iron minerals. Aganga stated this in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, during a pre-commissioning visit to the cold roll mill project of Kamwire Steel Industries, Ilorin. According to him, "the money spent on the importation may increase from $3.3 billion to $15 billion in the next decades if necessary measures were not put in place in the nation's industrial policy". Aganga, noted that any country that relies entirely on exporting raw materials without having a strong industrial and related services sector would remain poor. "So, if people like Alhaji Kamaldeen Yusuf and others do not do what they are

APWEN gives reason for infrastructure failure

The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria has said that lack of sustainable engineering design of public facilities is having a negative effect on infrastructure development in the country. APWEN stated this in a communiqué issued at the end of its conference held in Ilesha, Osun State, with the theme: ‘Engineering solutions for sustainable infrastructure development’. According to the communiqué signed by the association’s President, Mrs. Nnoli Akpedeye, and Chairperson, Conference Planning Committee, Dr. Christy Ijagbemi, there is a need to harvest new technologies for sustainable infrastructure development. The communiqué read in part, “There is a need for sustainable design of infrastructure. The ASPiRE software is recommended for sustainability evaluation of infrastructure at every stage of project design, delivery and maintenance. “The government is encouraged to embrace the design for projects’ viability and sustainability. Government should also put in

MY ENGINEERING CAREER ABOUT TO BECOME A DISAPPOINTMENT

I remember how enthusiastic I was about studying engineering in the University. I remember how I kept telling myself that God had answered my prayers by fulfilling my dreams. In earnest, I thought going to study engineering was a dream come true. I remember asking a colleague why we had to spend 5 years studying in the University instead of 4, like the other undergraduates; and he replied: "because Engineering is a professional course". I spent 5 years with hard labour. I gave out my best, I even studied under the sun because I wanted to be an Engineer.   I studied, went for extra classes (tutorials), acquired almost all necessary textbooks some of these I did with my personal income but I did not mind. When things went too tough, we tried to complain but our lecturers reminded us that we were Engineering students and deserved what we got. I remember a particular lecturer of mine who often told us that there is no mercy in Engineering because the lives of

OPEN LETTER TO NSE PRESIDENT: ENGR. OLORUNFEMI ISSAC: TOWARD A BETTER ENGINEERING PROFESSION

Dear Sir, TOWARD A BETTER ENGINEERING PROFESSION It is with great honour and humility that I write you this open letter on behalf of the teaming population of the engineering family in here, who might not have the opportunity in meting you in person to convey their intent and purpose as regards the challenges the engineering body is facing and how it is affecting them in pursuit of their engineering career. But, have resorted to the engineering forum such as this social media for the Nigeria Society of Engineers to air their views, seek redress and way forward in harmonising the engineering profession geared "toward a better engineering profession"; for a better tomorrow and for posterity, while leaving a foot print for the generation of engineers yet un born. Sir, it is our utmost believe that you and your executive council members (need not mention names) who are in this forum reading all comments in here by your subjects in the engineering family whom you lead a