Firm decries analogue system of science education
…To commission onestop lab
Katchey Laboratory Limited has decried the analogue science educational system used in teaching Nigerian students, which underscores the educational gap in the digital era.
In line with this, the firm has reiterated its commitment to train students and graduates in science practical, to help them gain hands on experience so they are properly equipped for the place of work.
Speaking at a press briefing on the pre-commissioning of Katchey Laboratory and pre groundbreaking ceremony of the complex yesterday in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kate Isa, called on relevant authorities to adopt modern science educational curricula.
According to her, COVID-19 pandemic emphasised the need for nations to be self-reliant, which is the bedrock of the business scope expansion which includes direct ownership of production stages and distribution processes.
She explained that the facility, the first internationally accredited independent analytical laboratory, would be commissioned on May 5, by Honorable Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo.
Isa noted that the firms backward integration plan will be initiated by the ground-breaking ceremony at its Magboro site on May 5, by the governor of Ogun state.
She noted that the one hectare plot complex, which would be built within 18 months, using sustainable resources like solar, would house manufacturing facilities for independent analytical laboratory complex, laboratory equipment and consumables, training centre for laboratory analysts and bio-engineers, offices, warehouse and others.
Speaking on the firms ISO 17025 accreditation, Isa said “the laboratory complex was born out of the need to raise the bar in the analytical space in Africa and to provide reliable quality results that will inspire confidence to encourage trade across the continent, especially with the advent of AfCFTA.
She urged government to provide access to foreign exchange, reduced taxation and power for effective development of the sector.