The Dean, Faculty of Technology, Prof. Olaosebikan Fakolujo, on Thursday, announced that a total of 43 graduating students bagged First Class in Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, while 112 made Second Class Upper Division.
He spoke at the induction of 293 2018/2019 alumni of the Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, as members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).
Fakolujo said, “I am highly excited to inform this gathering that 43 of them, which constitute 14.7 per cent, graduated with First Class honours. Two are from the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, one is from the Department of Civil Engineering, 18 are from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 10 are from the Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, nine are from Department of Mechanical Engineering and three are from the Department of Petroleum Engineering.
“A total of 112 graduated with Second Class Honours, Upper Division; while 127 of them graduated with Second Class Honours, Lower Division; 10 with Third Class Honours and one graduated with a pass.
“It is crucial for you to identify with the reality that Nigeria needs to cease from being a consuming nation and wake up from her slumber by engaging in productive activities that can guarantee rapid industrialisation, earnings from exportation and economic transformation. Technological development is undoubtedly a prerequisite to industrialisation and economic development in any nation of the world.”
Fakolujo stated that the nation must stop from being a consuming nation by catalysing industrialisation and technological growth, advised the alumni to familiarise themselves with modern technical and management skills in order to be relevant in their chosen fields locally and globally.
He said, “I am glad and confident that the today’s inductees have received very sound engineering training that will make them a spectacular workforce desired for impactful national and international technological advancement and growth.
“There is need for you to continuously acquaint yourselves with modern technical and management skills acquisitions that will make you an excellent asset for the emerging economy of the world. To be relevant engineers in the emerging economy, you are expected to constantly be abreast with the state-of-art skills and technology in order to be well prepared for critical roles in the core areas.”
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