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SOUTH EAST ZONAL INDUCTION CEREMONY (20TH - 22ND AUGUST, 2020)

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TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTIN ENGINEERING:

ATHEMATIC DISCUSS TOWARDSNIGERIAN ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION

A PAPER PRESENTED

BY

Tgst(SIR)EZEH ERNEST MBAMALU PhD, MNATE, KSJI

ON THE

2NDZONAL CONFERENCE/ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

OF

NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF TECHNOLOGISTS IN ENGINEERING (NATE)SOUTHEAST ZONE.

AUGUST 21ST-22ND,2020

Contacts: Mbamalu06@gmail.com/+23480374236941.

IntroductionEngineering is a multilateral discipline focused on the use of creativity to design solutions to the world’s problems and help build the future.

Cebr Consultancy Report, (2016) in The Royal Academy of Engineering defined Engineering as the ‘creative application of scientific principles’, that are put in practice to invent, design, build, maintain and improve structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes, thus, intendingto account for the fact that the scope of engineering is continually evolving because of the dynamic nature of engineering-related industries(www.raeng.org.uk)Ordinarily, Technology is the application of scientific knowledge. Technology can bedefined in terms of high-level manpowerinscience,technologyand engineering fields, and expenditure on research and development as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (Ake, 1984).

It more so encompassesthe transferof knowledge, skill, organization, values and capital from the point of generation to the site ofadaptation and applicationwithina country or outside the country.

Although the term technology is wide with individuals having several views, it is often identified with knowledge about improved machinery, product and processes.Engineering Technology is, therefore,a true innovation featured witha body of knowledge devoted to creatingtools processing actions and extracting of materials.Nigeria asa country iscurrentlyunder the scourge ofsome economic challenges.

The crude oil which is the major driver of economic growth has faced serious price fall within the last decades.

To stabilize the Nigerian economy, there is a pressing need to diversify her economy. ThisEconomic Diversification can be achieved through technological advancementin engineering evoked by technological transferand acquisition (Mansfield, 1975).Significantly, according to Ramanathan (2009), economists havealsorecognized the fact thatadequate transferand acquisitionof technology is at the heartof theprocess of economic development/growth, and that theprogress of both developed and developing countrieslike Nigeriadependsvery strongly on the extent and efficiency of such transferand acquisition(Jacob and Umoh, 2018).

Therefore, thispaperpresentation underscores the prominenceofthe proper planning, application and utilization of engineering technology as a means ofdevelopment and diversification ofthe Nigerian economy.

2.A Cursory Assessment Of Nigerian Technological AdvancementOne of the guidesby which a nation’s growth and advancement can be assessedis by herlevel of utilizationoftechnological endowment and not by the level of her endowment in natural and human resources. Isioto et al., (2017)stated that anation’s economic efficiency is determined, measured, compared, classified and ranked by its technologicaladvancementin engineering. The authors further proffered thesequestionsas a check of lack oftechnological advancement in Nigerian:

 

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