YOLA/By Tom Garba – The decision of the National University Commission (NUC) to scrap management courses from the Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola among other universities of technology, has been condemned.
The Vice Chancellor of MAUTECH, Prof.Kyari Mohammed, who made his stance known during the 1st International Conference on Business, Economics, Accounting and Technology (BEAT) in Yola Thursday, said in view of the educational set back caused by insurgency, management courses would help to increase literacy level of over 9 million school drop outs in the north.
According to him, it would take over 30 years for the region to recover from the fetters of insurgency and back to pre-insurgency era.
“The country has multiple issues to tackle, graduate of management can raise high level manpower to tackle these challenges for the development of the country, as a technology driven institution,” he said.
Noting that “the University established in 1981 with four schools, today can boost of many, with large number of students exiling through them, and are into global markets,” the V.C added.
“Management and Technology courses would coexist to further fast rack development of the country and the community where the institution is established”, he added.
In his remark, the chairman of the occasion, who is also is the Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Otuoke Bayelsa state, Prof. Seth Accara Jaja, stressed the significance of management subjects to national development.
He said the best way to curb corruption in the society is to ensure proper management at all level of governance.