20 November 2012

Nigeria: FG to Stop Export of Varsities Innovations

Home grown innovations of Nigerian tertiary institutions would no longer have to be exported out of the country, Education Minister Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa'i has said.

Rufa'I, who spoke yesterday at the opening ceremony of the National Education Innovations Exhibition in Abuja, said the challenge of tertiary institutions was bringing their innovations to public attention and commercializing them.

The Minister was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike.

President Goodluck Jonathan while declaring open the exhibition said relevant agencies of government should keep in touch with development in educational institutions so that the talents of students are put to use. A total of 6 Colleges of Education, 19 polytechnics and 14 universities are attending the three-day exhibition.

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