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Minister, quantity surveyors validate curricula for schools

president3Words of assurance came last week from the Minister of Power, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, supporting steps towards reviewing the curricula of quantity surveyors in Nigeria.

The Minister, the profession’s regulatory body, Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN) and the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), said the move was in good direction, which must be supported by all stakeholders.

Besides, Fashola urged quantity surveyors to bring their expertise to bear in cost management of infrastructure and construction process to achieve the resource optimization and value maximization needed to put the country back on the right track to sustainable growth and development.

The need to review curricula in the nations institutions of higher learning was of paramount value if the profession would address the nation’s domestic needs and also meet global challenges, Fashola said.

Meanwhile, stakeholders in the quantity surveying profession at the weekend began critique and validation of the revised quantity surveying curricula for degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes in Nigerian universities and polytechnics.

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