Dangote Group has injected N1 billion into Nigeria’s education sector, a statement from the conglomerate has said.
According to the statement, Katsina State University got a donation of N200 million from the sum while N500 million was given for the development of Bayero State University Business School in Kano.
Funding was also provided for the construction of a 500 student capacity hostel complex of the University of Science and Technology, Wudil; gave N118 million for a squash complex project at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka main campus and donated N50 million to the University of Port Harcourt.
To assist with the smooth take-off of the proposed Otuoke University in Bayelsa State the group donated N100 million.
Dangote Group has also introduced an academy which runs a special training school for graduate engineers.
Haruna Adinoyi, the Head of the Dangote Academy, while speaking with newsmen at the academy’s premises in Obajana, Kogi State said the school also runs vocational training for diploma graduates. He added that the students are retrained for 12months so that they could be employable in the Dangote Industries.
“As it is now most of our graduates are not employable. We want them to be grounded. This is part of our contributions to this country,” he said.
Thirty fresh graduates from engineering fields are currently undergoing a one year intensive training at the Dangote Academy.