Oko-Irese, Kwara State, Nigeria,
August 18, 2023
The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Omu Aran Chapter, embarked on a significant outreach by paying a courtesy visit to Thomas Adewumi University (TAU) in Oko, Kwara State. Led by Engr. John Ramonu, the Chairman of the NSE Omu Aran Chapter, the delegation was warmly received by the University's management and some faculty members. The visit aimed to promote knowledge exchange, and strengthen the ties between the engineering community and the educational institution.
During the meeting with the University's Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francisca Oladipo, and other key officials of the University, discussions centered on the importance of fostering partnerships between the industry and academia to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world applications. Engr. John highlighted the role the NSE plays in promoting professional development, knowledge sharing, and ethical standards within the engineering community. The delegation was given a tour of the University's engineering facilities, which include state-of-the-art laboratories, workshops, and research centers dedicated to various engineering disciplines.
The visiting team expressed their admiration for the university's commitment to providing quality engineering education and creating an environment conducive to practical learning. Prof. Francisca, in response, emphasized the University's dedication to producing well-rounded engineers equipped with both technical expertise and practical skills. She expressed gratitude for the NSE's interest in collaborating with Thomas Adewumi University and assured the delegation that the university was eager to explore opportunities for joint seminars, workshops, and research projects.
The visit concluded with both parties expressing their commitment to working together to enhance engineering education, research, and practice. The Nigerian Society of Engineers' Omu Aran Chapter's visit to Thomas Adewumi University stands as a significant step toward bridging the gap between academia and the engineering industry, ultimately equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in their future engineering careers.