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The Chartered Institute of Administrators (CIA) has inducted the Vice Chancellor of Caleb University, Prof Ayandiji Aina as part of efforts to boost manpower development in the country.
  
The investiture, according to the President, Prof George Chima is to foster collaboration with the academic institution for improved performance and greater efficiency.

Speaking at the induction ceremony, which was held at Caleb University auditorium, Imota, Chima lamented that inadequate manpower is affecting the growth of the country.He expressed optimism that with the collaboration, which also involves top universities, there is hope for a better country especially in the area of economic development.
  
Chima however emphasized on the need for self-development to meet up with 21st century the standard.He said: “The institute runs several programs throughout the year to update the knowledge and skills of its members. These programmes include: Continuing Membership Education and Training (COMET) workshops, conferences, symposia, public lectures and several training courses. By these, the institute regularly lends its voice to issues of national importance especially as they concern the practice of administration.
  
“The world is becoming a global village; in fact it is now being called a logo community, that means there is no need to go far to get the right education that will give you the support needed to pursue economic growth and wellbeing, it is just at your tip, therefore, there is need for improvement in your chosen career.
  
“The institute is actually partnering with Caleb and other top universities in the country to develop manpower because we discovered that the lack of it is affecting the growth of Nigeria economically. “

It has become a shame when Nigerian graduates are tagged unemployable. This is why we are bringing in our expertise to bear and contribute to their development. “Concerning manpower development, we have expertise in this area. There is urgent need for quality in the country’s system because this is paramount for the growth of the country as the world is running fast and may Nigeria not be left behind.”
  
Prof Aina, in his remarks assured of the institution’s commitments to advance the frontier of knowledge and move the nation forward.“If you train an accountant who cannot be employed anywhere in the world, of what use is it?That is why the professional bodies and industry players are key development partners in ensuring that our students can fit in anywhere, any day.”


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