Oko-Irese, Kwara State, Nigeria,
September 12, 2023
A high-powered delegation from Thomas Adewumi University (TAU), led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Francisca Oladipo, accompanied by the Director of Physical Planning&Development, Engr. Lanre Ilesanmi and some esteemed faculty members, paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Ilorin branch, to forge a collaborative partnership to benefit TAU's young faculty of Engineering and mentor the upcoming engineering students.
The delegation was warmly received at the Branch Engineering Centre (BEC) Ilorin Branch headquarters by the Chairman, Engineer Abidoye E. Olufemi, and other executives of the society. The meeting was marked by a spirit of camaraderie and a shared commitment to advancing engineering education and practice in Nigeria. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francisca expressed her enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, "We believe that a strong partnership with the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Ilorin chapter, will provide invaluable opportunities for our young engineering students to learn from experienced professionals and for them to benefit from mentorship programs."
During the visit, both parties explored various avenues for collaboration, including:
Training and Workshops: The team has agreed to offer specialized training and workshops for TAU's young faculty of Engineering. These training sessions will cover the latest industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies.
Mentorship Programs: The society will actively engage with TAU's engineering students, offering mentorship and guidance. This initiative will help students make informed career choices and gain practical insights into the engineering profession.
Joint Research Initiatives: Both institutions discussed the potential for collaborative research projects that would leverage the expertise and resources available at TAU and the NIEEE, Ilorin Branch, to address engineering challenges facing Nigeria.
Engineer Olufemi, the Chairman of the chapter, expressed his optimism about the partnership, stating, "This collaboration represents an exciting opportunity for the NIEEE to contribute to the development of the next generation of engineers. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with TAU's faculty and students." In what promises to be a fruitful partnership, Thomas Adewumi University and the NIEEE, Ilorin Chapter, have taken a significant step toward enhancing the quality of engineering education and nurturing the engineering talent of the future. This collaboration exemplifies the commitment of both institutions to the advancement of the engineering profession in Nigeria.