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NUC selects 6 varsities for standards enhancement program

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NUC selects 6 varsities for standards enhancement program

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has selected six federal universities for the Improvement of Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards (SPESSE) project.

The project is due to be launched by Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo at the NUC on Thursday.

NAN reports that SPESSE aims to establish strategic partnerships with major international research funding bodies, international research and capacity building organizations and top performing institutions.

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This is contained in a statement in Abuja from Dr Joshua Atah, Project Coordinator, SPESSE Project Implementation Unit, National Universities Commission, NUC.

These universities are Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU, Bauchi; Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria; Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, FUAM; Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO; University of Benin, UNIBEN, and University of Lagos, UNILAG.

The SPESSE is a multisectoral project, with the support of the World Bank, which aims to address training, professionalization and research in procurement, environmental and social standards, through certification studies, first cycle, graduate and postgraduate studies.

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“It is about supporting governance, increasing transparency, competition, equal opportunities, sustainability as well as the management of environmental and social standards in the public and private sectors.

“The project will be implemented by the NUC, the Public Procurement Office (BPP), the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Federal Ministry of the Environment and Federal Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Social Development, ”he said.

NUC Executive Secretary Professor Abubakar Rasheed at a stakeholder meeting recently said he was excited about the potential of SPESSE and the opportunities it offers to the public and private sectors of the economy. Nigerian.

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Rasheed said the six centers were selected through a very objective, competitive and rigorous selection process, while the project was designed with the full participation of the private sector, including the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, which represented the industry in program design. by NUC.

“By developing programs aligned with international standards, establishing centers of excellence and providing skilled professionals, SPESSE will dramatically improve Nigeria‘s capacity in procurement, environmental and social standards.

“Structured training, based on well-defined curricula and advanced graduate performance monitoring systems, will improve the transparency, integrity and management of the country’s procurement system and result in a more efficient use of resources. public policies, a reduction in procurement delays and better contract management, ”he said.

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Rasheed commended the vice chancellors of the selected universities for the key roles they played in developing the winning proposals and urged them to continue supporting the centers for the benefit of their universities, the Nigerian university system, the NUS and the country in general.

In addition, the project team leader at the World Bank, Bayo Awosemusi, revealed that SPESSE, being the first of its kind for the World Bank and Nigeria, would make the country a hub for Africa.

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