Engineering Body Seeks Partnership with CU
The Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NSEEE) has expressed its willingness to collaborate with Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, in areas of mutual growth and development.
The National Chairman of NSEEE, Engr. Emmanuel Akinwole, revealed this much on Wednesday when he led a three-man delegation on a courtesy and technical visit to the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Covenant University.
Engr. Akinwole had at a meeting between his team and management of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, said the visit to Covenant University was “borne out of respect for the institution as the foremost private university in West Africa and one of the leading universities in Africa.”
NSEEE, he added, wants to partner with Covenant University in a number of ways to be identified between the two parties.
Engr. Akinwole, who expressed his appreciation of the warm reception accorded his team, said it didn’t come as a surprise knowing the foundation of the university and what it represents in Nigeria. The achievement of Covenant University, he canvassed, should be emulated by other institutions across Nigeria.
The Dean of College of Engineering, Professor Samuel John in his remarks, commended the efforts of the NSEEE towards identifying with Covenant University. “The university would be very glad to partner with your institute in moving forward the vision of attaining a world-class status,” said Professor John, adding that the relationship would be symbiotic as the NSEEE stands to benefit immensely from such a partnership.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Dr. Francis Idachaba, said the visit of the NSEEE team was needful to the goal of Covenant University of grooming professionally savvy graduates, who would not only be sound intellectually but also be able to integrate into the professional circle in their careers on graduation.
Also present at the forum were the Director, Covenant University’s Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID), Professor Samuel Wara, the College Officer of the College of Engineering, Mr. Adenigba, and the NSEEE National Financial Secretary, Engr. Adeleye Adegboyega, among others.