Repositioning Engineering Profession and Practice for Technological Advancement and Sustainable Development in Nigeria.
This paper explained the need to repositioning engineering profession and practice in Nigeria for sustainable development. It pointed out that some countries that had independence in the same period with Nigeria are far ahead of Nigeria in technological advancement. It considered the influence of politics and economy on Engineering profession and emphasised on the major causes of the slow pace of economic growth of the country as corruption, lack of political will, nepotism, and tribalism. The paper also provided antidotes for repositioning engineering profession and practice for sustainable development which include but not limited to running the nation’s secondary and tertiary institutions on public private partnership (PPP) basis, dichotomization of technological and vocational institutions, introduction of innovation and creative studies in the school curricula, training and retraining teachers, optimization of entrepreneurship opportunities, adequate funding and proper utilization of funds.