The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) which is the umbrella organization for the Engineering profession in Nigeria has welcomed into their fold, 253 graduands from the Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan.
On the 3rd of March, 2020, all 253 graduands were inducted into the graduate membership of the Nigerian society of engineers.
43 of the inductees emerged with first class honours, while Nwachukwu Emmanuel Chukwuemeka bagged the award for the best graduating student.
The Faculty Dean, Engr. Prof. Fakolujo in his speech, expressed his gratitude that the induction occurred since it was to hold last year before the break-out of the COVID-Pandemic and the disruption which ensued.
He stated that the role of engineers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be overemphasised. He urged the inductees to continually acquaint themselves with the new technological skills in order to be well prepared for their technological role. In his words, “modern engineers will need to garnish themselves with soft and digital skills for day to day engineering services.”
One of the many notable individuals present at the ceremony was the Acting VC, Prof. Babatunde. A. Ekanola, who admonished the inductees that “the basis of the most significant transformation in our physical environment Also in attendance were Ibadan NSE Chairman, Engr. Ajagbe; Prof. O.A. Raji, INEC commissioner, Ogun state.
The former Sub-dean General; Faculty of Technology, UI, did not fail to admonish the inductees thus; “It’s all about initiative and innovation. There is more within, turn it up. See beyond what you are seeing. See yourself as problem solvers,”
He also urged them to be interested in national development and not personal gain.