By Daniel Njienue and Gbenga Ojo. August 20, 2021
LAGOS-Dr. Philips Oyewole Fagbohun, a Chief lecturer in the department of Urban and Regional planning, Yaba College of Technology has disclosed that diploma certificate holders are not properly rated in terms of remunerations. He made this assertion while delivering the College 12th inaugural lecture yesterday, titled “City uncertainty: A traumatized living environment while regretting that government policies on technical education have not given the needed opportunity for career progression.
“Nigerian students would prefer the University to the Polytechnic education because, diploma certificate holders are not properly rated in terms of remunerations. If they are employed, they lacked the sense of belonging because of their poor working conditions. In the same vein, government policies on technical education have deprived them the opportunity for career progression. In the UK, where Nigerian education system was borrowed, technological and diploma certificate holders are well treated; there are opportunities for conversion into degree programmes, if they wish to do so, without any discrimination. They could move further to acquire their Doctor of Philosophy (s) in their respective fields.
Continuing, he stated that there is need to address this as a challenge facing the construction industry in the country. It is also very important to train our local artisans in the construction sector such as block makers, bricklayers, iron benders and furniture makers in order to promote their efficiency in housing and environmental development.
Speaking on the theme of the lecture, Fagbohun, stressed that cities and agglomeration came to be as a result of urbanization. It is empirically demonstrated that an apparent lack of basic facilities is the root of the problems bedeviling our cities, reducing their contributions to the regional social and economic development. Thus, the level of accessibility to these facilities that provide the basic needs of life has not satisfied the principle of non-rivalability, i.e non-competiveness; and it has not afforded households the opportunity to meet the principle of equity and justice in the use of these public product. There is exclusive rather inclusive, infrastructural facilities needed to supply basic needs were not adequately provided. Meanwhile, providing the solution, the lecturer reiterated that, change in strategic building and basic law regulation is needed for cities transformation “Change in the use of land and building should be effectively regulated in such a way that there would not be drastic reduction in housing units in the city.”
Commending the guest lecturer, is the Rector of the College, Engr. Femi Omokungbe, for his brilliant lecture, affirming that, Dr. Fagbohun’s lecture has once again contributes to knowledge, capable of social development.
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