Some Trends in the Engineering Education in Nigeria: A Case Study of the University of Benin
AbstractEducation is the key to creating, adapting and spreading knowledge upon which the wealth of any nation is based. The proportion of students majoring in mathematics, science, and engineering, has been found to be positively associated with subsequent growth rates, suggesting higher returns to education investments in these fields. Investment in Tertiary education enables developing countries to sustain their new industries, sustain their strategy of technology adoption and provide the basis for their later growth. The training of manpower in Engineering and allied professions in Nigeria has suffered a consistent decay over the years thereby undermining the country's ability to develop technologically. This paper looks at some key educational trends at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin.
Journal of Civil Engineering Research and Practice Vol.1(1) 2004: 63-73