Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has conferred the title of fellowship on 58 deserving Engineers.
The award was conferred on them at NSE’s 20th Fellowship Conferment held in Abuja.
Those who were conferred includes:Engr Rufai Abdul-Azees, FNSE, Engr Terhemba Agber, FNSE, MNICE, FNIWE, Engr Iyanda Olabisi Ajiboye, Msc CEng Msc FNSE MIET, Engr (CHief) Daniel O. Akogwu FNSE, MNICE, MIFMA, FABS, JP KSJI, Engr Dr (Mrs) Grace Chinma Akujobi Emetuche, FNSE (NEEOFFOR), Engr Eyitayo Olutope Aluko, FNSE MNICE, PMP, Engr Uchenna Victor Anorue-FNSE,
The Guest Lecturer of the day, Dr George Afeti, spoke on the “Employment oriented skills development in Africa” stress that Nigeria depends on Engineers to attain national growth and development.
Afeti called on the Nigerian Society of Engineers in partnership with relevant captains of industry and giants of business to establish Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) chairs in a couple try, business leaders, and professional engineering associations play in promoting employment-oriented skills development.
“Let me offer a few suggestions, lobby governments for policy shifts in the education and training ecosystem in favour of TVET and skills development of polytechnics and technical universities to promote TVET academic research and college-industry-government collaborations.
“I Confident that the Nigerian Society of Engineers can take up the challenge of helping to nurture skills development along the entire chain of the engineering profession.
“I now conclude by emphasizing that employment-oriented skills development in Africa, to be effective, should be rooted in the reality of the African-situation, and should be driven by labour market relevance and research evidence,” he said.
In his welcome address, the president/chairman in council of NSE, Engr Tasiu Sa’ad Gidari Wudil, FNSE, said that the conferment of this well-deserved Fellowship on peers is in recognition of their dedication, discipline and industry-wide contribution to engineering.