- Construction Experts to Get UCEM Training
United Kingdom-based provider of online learning programmes, the University College of Estate Management, is set to train Nigerian construction sector professionals.
Officials of the UCEM and CraneswayHoreb Consulting Limited will soon be visiting the country, with a view to recruiting students for degree and masters programmes in building surveying, construction management, quantity surveying, and real estate management.
The Chief Executive Officer of CraneswayHoreb, Akintoye Akinosi, said the institute would be in Lagos in November and would be recruiting students during the visit.
He said, “The impact of the global economic recession, Brexit and dwindling oil prices have taken a toll on the Nigerian economy. Various economists have proffered various solutions to the present economic crisis in the country, including diversification and attracting inward investments. Whichever option is chosen, it is pertinent that investment should be made in the growth sectors of the economy.
“This will involve attracting foreign investments into the real growth sectors of the economy. In order to achieve this goal, there must be inward investment in the provision of infrastructure such as power, roads, bridges, railways, airports etc. Most foreign companies will have to invest in such infrastructure and will be looking for firms or individuals who have the right set of skills and knowledge to execute such projects.
“One of such skills that will be required is that of a chartered surveyor. Most international clients will be looking for those firms or individuals that are professional and that can add value. They are expecting detailed advice that will enable them to make decisions on real estate investments. They require those who have good knowledge of the local market and can ensure that their assets are properly managed and returns are maximised.”
Akinosi added that it had become necessary for firms and individuals to equip themselves with the right skills and knowledge in order to compete in the global market place.