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Capacity building: Nasarawa varsity signs MoU with NAGIS

Capacity building: Nasarawa varsity signs MoU with NAGIS

The Nasarawa State Uni­versity, Keffi, has signed a Memorandum of Un­derstanding (MoU) with the Nasarawa Geographic Infor­mation Service (NAGIS) to build the capacity of individ­uals in various areas of spe­cialisation, especially in land planning and other fields in Geography.
The Head, Academic Co-operation and Principal Sci­entist of NAGIS, Prof. Isi Am­brose Ikhuoria, who spoke on the MoU, stressed that the part­nership with NAGIS will also avail indigenes of Nasarawa State and other Nigerians the opportunity to acquire profes­sional certificate in post grad­uate diploma and master in science degree courses like geo­graphical information system..
Ambrose, who is a Professor of Geography in University of Benin, Edo State, and current­ly in NAGIS on sabbatical ap­pointment, said the MoU will enhance the churning out of professionals in various pro­grammes like skills acquisition using geo special technology, satellite images, image area and photographical images to create maps and other land investiga­tion through the use of modern survey technology and cartog­raphy to produce maps.
“The courses available are masters in geographic infor­mation system where students will specialize in land admin­istration, land resources man­agement, fundamental infor­mation in geographic skills and cartography skills using image interpretation skills and ap­plied to their specific projects,” he said.
Commenting on the collabo­ration, the Head of Department (HOD), Geography, Nasarawa State University, Prof Nasiru Idris expressed gratitude for the efforts and determination of NAGIS to provide the training opportunity for Nasarawa State indigenes and other Nigerians.
Nasiru, who visited the NA­GIS office for verification of the facilities available, said NAG­IS has the capacity to replicate the success of the Abuja Geo­graphical Information System (AGIS), which has transformed the nation’s capital territory to one of the fastest growing city in the world.
 
 

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