Land surveyors sensitizes students in Kaduna
By: Femi Mustapha
Young Surveyors’ Network, (YSN), Kaduna State branch in collaboration with the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, (NIS), has sensitized students of
Divine Progress School, Narayi High Cost Kaduna, on the need to take land survey as a profession and build a future for themselves.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of YSN in the State, Surveyor Taka Nicholas said land survey is as old as history can remember and Nigerian Institution of Surveyors is perhaps one of the oldest organized bodies in Nigeria, which started in 1934 as the “Licensed Surveyors Association” under the able leadership of the late Nationalist, Herbert Heelas Macaulay.
He said the profession is very lucrative and practitioners can be self employed without hassles.
Surv Nicholas therefore called on the students to take science subjects serious in secondary school and in future they will become a land surveyor that the society and their family would be proud of.
He told Journalists on the sideline, that the events were part of the “Catch them young” programme of YSN to educate the future generations of the opportunities available in land surveying.
In her own contribution, a Lecturer at the Department of Geomatics ABU Zaria Surv Christiana
Said the students should start planning for their future in the profession because of the numerous opportunities it will offer them.
Olusesi who is also the Coordinator, Women in Surveying, said as a lecturer she still practices her profession, which is an opportunity hardly found in other profession.
Similarly, Surv. Ephraim Musa, said the students can have their dreams of becoming a land surveyor realized through the university or polytechnic.
He encouraged the students to start building a future of becoming a land surveyor in order to be relevant and sellable.
In his remarks, the Principal of Divine Progress school, Umar Philips, commended YSN for organizing the programme, pointing out that it connotes the seriousness of the Young Surveyors to develop the potentials of the students.
Speaking in the same vein, a student of the school, Bala Ramido David said after listening to the talks and presentations from YSN, he, like many students has made up their minds to take land surveying as a profession.