The Vice-Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed has implored lecturers to attract grants to the University.
The Vice-Chancellor gave the charge recently while declaring open the 1st Grantsmanship workshop organized by the Directorate of Research Innovation and Enterprise of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, under the leadership of the Director, Professor Yakubu Boyi Ngwai.
Professor Suleiman while outlining the benefits of attracting grants to the University stated that it increases the visibility of the University through improved rankings and also the grants lead to the creation of research-based Centres of Excellence, but most importantly the benefits it will bring to the lecturers via career progression.
In his address of welcome, the Director of Research Innovation and Enterprise, Professor Yakubu Boyi Ngwai said the workshop was organized to acquaint academics and scholars of the University with the art, mastery, and technicalities of writing and accessing grants from research-based organizations and international bodies and it is for that reason that top-notch speakers who had years of experience on the subject matter were invited to deliver lectures on chosen topics.
Professor Ngwai also encouraged the attendees of the workshop to pay attention and deploy the knowledge they will get from the workshop for their mutual interest and benefit.
The Director General of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion NOTAP, Dr. Danazumi M. Ibrahim delivered a goodwill message at the workshop.
Among the speakers at the event is Professor Nasir Faruq, the Dean of the Faculty of Computing & IT, and the Director of ICT, at Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State. Professor Nasir spoke on the topic “Writing a Successful Grant Application”.
Another speaker at the event was Mrs. Caroline Annie-Osuagwu. Mrs. Osuagwu is the Director, of the Department of Technology Acquisition and Research Coordination (TARC) National Office for Technological Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP). She spoke on the topic “Conducting Research to Generate Intellectual Property”
Barrister Eno-Obong Usen spoke on the topic “Registration of Intellectual Property Rights IPR in Nigeria”. Barrister Eno is the Assistant Chief Registrar, Patents and Designs Registry, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Abuja.
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