NGSA partners 3Dmine to train mining engineers and geoscientists
As part of efforts aimed at capacity building, the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, NGSA in collaboration with 3Dmine Africa Limited, is collaborating to train Geoscientists and Mining Engineers in Nigerian Universities on the usage and application of the 3Dmine software.
The 3Dmine mining software which is widely used in geology, surveying mining and manufacturing management, is a new innovation in the mining sector, with Nigeria being the first African country to tap into it.
Speaking after the second day of the three-day training program, Technical Assistant of 3DMine Africa, Engr. Salau Agunleti, stated that the 3Dmine is a professional and academic software that is capable of solving problems within the geosciences, engineering and surveying professions.
According to Agunleti, for an engineer to be acknowledged as a professional in geosciences, he must be vast in the usage of the software to solve problems.
Agunleti further admonished the Nigerian Universities Commission, NUC, to as a matter of importance, include 3Dmine into the curriculum of Nigerian Universities, adding that the module will be very useful in helping Nigerian mining engineers meet up with their counterparts in other parts of the world.
“The 3Dmine is such a well packaged module that can be taken from 100 level to final year in our universities. It will also help our mining students in their project write-up,” he said.
The three-day software training program which will run from August 1-3, is targeted mainly at Nigerian undergraduate engineers and also professionals already practicing, to further upgrade their problem solving capabilities.
He however disclosed that after Abuja, the training program will move to Enugu, Zaria and Ibadan to cover the major geopolitical zones in the country.