By Abubakar Baba Ahmad
Lecturers at higher institutions of learning have been advised to update their knowledge towards teach their students new innovative ideas that are not included in the curriculum.
A Professor of Agric Engineering with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ATBU Bauchi Engineer Shuaibu Musa gave the advice at the third Annual National Engineering Conference organised by School of Engineering Technology Federal Polytechnic Bauchi.
Speaking on the theme; the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Inclusive National development in the new Post Pandemic Paradigm, Professor Shuaibu Musa said the only way the country could develop to the fourth stage of industrial revolution is by having an all inclusive policy, removing the effects of social identify and systemic inequality.
Shuaibu Musa who identified unreliable internet, lack of professionalism in Artificial intelligence-software development, job loss due to automation, as well as cyber security and identify theft among factors hindering transition to fourth revolution, recommended conducive atmosphere to adopt transformative innovation technologies as a way forward.
In seperate remarks, The Rector of the Polytechnic Architect Sunusi Gumau represented by the Deputy Rector Alhaji Sani Usman and Dean School of Engineering Engineer Danladi Ningi said the conference was convened considering the challenges posed by the Covid Pandemic in the area of technology transfer, hence the need for the participants to brainstorm on ways to overcome the problems.
Also Speaking, the State Commissioner of Works and Housing Alhaji Abdulkadir Ibrahim represented by the Director Admin and Human resources Paul Bulson and the
Emir of Bauchi Dr Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu represented by Danejin Bauchi Alhaji Lawal Babama’aji charged the organisers to ensure engineers are involved in all aspects of building constructions to guarantee quality and standard.
In a vote of thanks, the Chairman Organising Committee and Director Technology Intellectual Transfer of the institution Dr Engineer Emmanuel Ono expressed gratitude to the management and stakeholders involved for their zeal and support towards the success of the programme.
The two day national conference drew participants in the engineering field from within and outside the polytechnic.