Need For Quality Petroleum Education to Solve Challenges of Energy Transition, Boom in the Gas Sector.
At a time when the nation’s Tertiary Educational activities have been brought to a halt because of the ongoing industrial action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of University, which has contributed to poor academic performance, it is noteworthy that the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) are positing the need for quality petroleum education to solve energy transition challenges and expected boom in the gas sector.
Nigeria needs both academia and industry knowledge in the development of competent manpower. The Standard of education in our universities is declining. To ensure that standards remain high and quality improves, there is a need to ensure that the quality of those teaching petroleum education at the Universities is of high academic standard and that these students receive practical training and relative exposure.
Perhaps, there could be a streamline in the enrolment of students into petroleum-related courses in Nigerian Institutions, to maintain standards and ensure that the carrying capacity of these institutions is not exceeded.
As a midstream operator in the Oil and Gas Industry, Caracal is committed to motivating and training its workforce for the much-needed growth and development in Nigeria. This is achieved through the collaboration with training boards to ensure effective training of members of our staff. We would continue to equip our personnel with adequate training as part of our contribution towards resolving the challenges of energy transition and the expected boom in the industry. For all we know, natural gas may be the energy source for a whole new generation of marine vessels.
Editorial by Ngozi Sylvia Oyeka (Business Support Services Manager)