The need for competence-based education is not all about paper qualification, Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Dr. Margret Kudirat Ladipo, has said.
She spoke at the institution during the unveiling of the Institute of Petroleum Technology and inauguration of its board of trustees.
She said the institute would equip students with technical skills needed to work in the oil and gas sector in the country and build more local programmes in the sector so that students would not need to go outside to study.
Chairman governing council Yabatech, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) represented by Mrs. Doris Okoro, said in 2013, Yabatech with Global Maritime West Africa Limited (GMWAL) and Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) signed a tripartite memorandum of agreement.
He added that the institute came to bridge the gap between the industry and academia, especially in the area of practical hands-on experiences, specifically required in the sector.
Mr. Ross Agazuma, a member of GMWAL and board of trustees said the institute will promote knowledge through active research and publication of research outcomes, providing professional service to national and international communities, through extension activities and constructive advocacy.
Chairman of the occasion and Broron oil and gas limited member, Chief Henry Ojogbo represented by Mr Ogu Austin from oil and gas trainers association of Nigeria (OGTAN) said that the institute encourages an environment of learning, promote scholarships and research in the field of deep waters, subsea oil and gas learning.