Research and development have been described as a prerequisite for the attainment of sustainable development goals.
The Vice-Chancellor Bauchi state University Gadsau Professor Auwalu Uba made this known while presenting a paper on the impact of research and development on the achievement of sustainable goals during a grant-winning proposal writing training for staff of Bauchi state university Gadau.
Our Correspondent reports that the five-day training organized by the Centre of Excellence for Research and development of the university draws the participants from the faculties of the University
The vice-chancellor maintained that the attainment of the 17 sustainable development goals will go a long way in improving the living condition of the people and that could only be achieved through research.
Auwalu Uba said the training is aimed at equipping the University staff with all that is needed to access research grants that would be used to solve local problems.
Also speaking the director of research and innovation Bauchi state university Gadau Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Karamba, said there is a paradigm shift in research and development for the nation’s Universities that is what prompted the Federal government-sponsored many academicians to explore how research, development and innovation are being carried out.
He added that the federal government through the Tertiary education trust Fund has earmarked 8.5 billion naira for national research fund for all the tertiary institutions to access a minimum of 50 million naira per group of staff.
Presenting a paper on good practices involved in proposal presentation, the dean faculty of pharmaceutical sciences in the university Dr. Yahaya Muhammad Katagum outlined some good practices that are exhibited in proposal writing for winning the grant.
Dr. Mustapha Abba from the faculty of science and Zainab Abba Halliru from the faculty of education who among the participants described the move as apt and promised to put into use what they have learned for the development of the university and the country at large