• ABC Transport Nigeria donates buses to 3 higher institutions

    AS part of activities to mark ABC Transport Nigeria company’s 20th anniversary, its management has handed over three model buses to three public tertiary institutions, to equip mechanical engineering students with hands-on practical skills.

    The beneficiaries include: the Lagos State University, Imo State University and the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede.

    Speaking at the flag off of the 20th anniversary celebration/unveiling of the new fleet of vehicles in Lagos recently, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Frank Nneji said the motive behind the donation was to better prepare engineering students with practical knowledge.

    With one bus for each of the three selected institutions, he explained that they would serve as demonstration vehicles to be used for teaching and learning, which would also enhance the practical aspects in the Automobile/Mechanical Engineering departments of the institutions.

    He said: “ABC Transport commenced operation about 20 years ago. It is regrettable that our institutions of higher learning, that are mandated to produce graduates who would man the industries, lack the vehicles to use for practicals. Yet, we have produced enough graduates over the years in Automobile/Mechanical Engineering who can hardly handle that sector.”

    Clamoring for graduates who would meet industry needs, check unemployment in the country and encourage entrepreneurship, Nneji said the private sector must support the efforts of government to raise the quality of education, especially at the higher level.

    He said: “ ABC Transport believes that education is a public service which demands collective trust and responsibility. Nothing is too small or too great to offer the education sector, if we have passion for technological development in our country.”

    Nneji however cautioned the beneficiaries not to use the buses for transport purposes, reiterating that the buses were mainly for practical lessons in Automobile/Mechanical Engineering.

    The acting Vice Chancellor, Imo State University, Prof Ukachukwu Awuzie noted that the company’s gesture signified its interest in the development of the country. Impressed with the security facilities in new buses, Awuzie urged all stakeholders to contribute their quota in advancing the education sector in the country.

    He said: “It takes an individual to make a change in a society. I want to assure our benefactors that the school would put the bus to maximum use. I hope other persons and organizations will learn from this laudable contribution.”

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