A plea has gone to the Management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) to introduce in its curriculum the study of Quantity Surveying as a Course and as a full-fledged Department.
The Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) made the appeal during an advocacy visit led by its Ogun State Branch Chairman, Quantity Surveyor Gbolahan Popoola to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kolawole Salako who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Clement Adeofun.
QS Popoola said the introduction of Quantity Surveying as part of the Departments in the University’s College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM) would go a long way in the development of the nation and further help the University to fulfill its tripodal mandate
The NIQS boss appreciated the Vice-Chancellor for his support for their profession and requested for more collaboration between the Institute and the University.
According to him, the aim of their visit is to project the image of their profession and create cordial relationship with the University.
He appealed for more support in strengthening the existing cordial relationship between them by releasing and sponsoring members working with the University to attend the Chapter’s programmes, meetings, training, workshops and conferences, in order to add more value and avail them the opportunity for career development.
QS Gbolahan further commended FUNAAB for employing young graduate as Quantity Surveyors and for seeing to the welfare of their staff who are members of the professional body.
He requested for the engagement of Consultant Quantity Surveyors who are residents and practictioners in Ogun State for the University’s major projects, and continuous adequate welfare of their members working in the University and domiciled at the Physical Planning Directorate, urging them to always participate in the Chapter’s activities, among others.
Responding, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Development), Prof. Clement Adeofun assured the Institute that the University would do all it can to speedily commence Quantity Surveying and other related courses which are interwoven and relevant to the study of agriculture in the University.
He disclosed that over the years, the University had always involved Quantity Surveyors in all the University projects being carried out on campus and remarked that the Quantity Surveyors working with them have been good ambassadors of the profession.
Professor Adeofun, however charged them to follow due process in determining and selecting the best hands to work with, irrespective of their location or membership, and promised to uphold and strengthen their existing relationship.
Last Updated on April 26, 2021 by FUNAAB