In an attempt to reverse the nation’s human capital shortfall, the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) has renewed its on-going collaboration with the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara, in the area of training students on management ethics and professionalism.
The agreement was reached recently during a courtesy visit by the management team of NIM to the school. NIM team was led by its President and Chairman of Council, Dr. Nelson Uwaga.
In her address, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. (Mrs.) Clara Sogbaike, who said that the Institute has been working over the years to bequeath well groomed professional managers to the nation, added that the renewed synergy with NIM would assist further in achieving the goal.
She commended the institute for its impact on the students in the previous time, saying the on-going collaboration has not only sharpened the professional management skills of the students but helped to keep them focused and better time managers.
According to her: “When I was appointed to head the polytechnic, I resolved to contribute my very best towards its infrastructural and human capital development, and NIM has helped my team and me to add the needed value here.”
Speaking earlier, the President of the Institute said the students’ scheme being mounted in different universities and polytechnics across the country is one of the Institute’s contributions to youth development aimed at giving students the opportunity of being management professionals at the early stage of their career development.
According to him: “The Rector of this polytechnic has done very well by embracing the Institute’s students’ scheme some years back in the interest of the students who are the ultimate beneficiaries but I am urging her to extend the gesture to students in other faculties apart from management sciences.”
Dr. Uwaga, who commended the Rector for the physical and academic development the polytechnic has been witnessing under her charge, went further to inform his hosts that the Institute has equally been contributing to nation building through professional management, capacity building, consultancy, re-engineering, human capital and youth development and also volunteered that the Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Armed Forces Command and Staff College in the area of professional management training recently