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NUC begins assessment of universities ahead resumption

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities. The commission also said efforts are ongoing to resolve the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) that threatens to further delay

JAMB considers new date for 2020 admissions

File Photo The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Sunday, said that it is considering a new date, for the commencement of 2020 admission exercise. This follows the recent changes in the academic calendar for secondary students, particularly those in exiting classes. JAMB had

Offshore renewable technology

ELECTIVE It was ranked least in the survey, but was rated favourably by the workshop. It was also considered to add colouration of Offshore technology since the proposed MSc in EA-RET programme will be domiciled in the Offshore Technology Institute, University of Port Harcourt. It

Geothermal energy conversion technology

ELECTIVE It was poorly ranked in the survey, but the NREEP policy encourages relevant institutions to conduction research and development programmes in order to ascertain its viability in the country. It is set out to deliver technical design, resource assessment and feasibility study and HSE

Wind energy conversion technology

ELECTIVE It was poorly ranked in the survey, but was rated favourably by the workshop and the NREEEP policy of Nigeria supports it. It is set out to deliver technical design, resource assessment and feasibility study, permitting and project finance, and HSE as they pertain

MSc dissertation

CORE This course was rated high by the stakeholders. An MSc student must submit and defend a supervised dissertation before the award of an MSc degree in the University of Port Harcourt. It will deliver critical thinking, independent work, application and development of knowledge, commercialisation

Internship

CORE This course was highly favoured by the stakeholders in the survey and the workshop. The student will be exposed to industry organisation and settings to bridge in-class learning with best practice in the energy access sector. It would highlight problem identification, solution pathways and

Design project and graduate seminar

CORE The survey and workshop highly favoured this course. It will harmonise both hard skills and soft skills. It will deliver project development, project planning, project management, business model (including marketing), financial modelling, critical thinking, team work, communication, technical writing and presentation skills. It emphasises