Civil Engineering Students Advised to Focus on Adding Value to the World on Graduation
A certified Engineer and Project Management professional, Timi Olumuyiwa, has adviced students of Civil Engineering Department of Covennat University to focus on developing themselves so as to add value to the world around them on graduation. He explained that engineering strengthens creativity which can be harnessed to add value to life.
Engr. Olumuyiwa, who is also a graduate of Covenant University, gave this advice at a recent Town and Gown of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University where he was a Guest Speaker, and delivered a lecture titled, ‘Value Engineering: Building a positive society from a leadership perspective.’
During his presentation, he urged the students to understand that engineering is beyond maths and science and that they have an obligation to society. ’’You have an obligation to society and to transform equations to life, you must impact and engage. ‘Now’ leaders don’t wait for tomorrow. Engineers protect and harness elements of the world for advancement,’ he stated.
He shared his practical construction experiences with the students enjoining them to always be conscious of the ethics of engineering while discharging their duties as engineers on graduation. According to him, making faulty decisions in construction can be very fatal and also lead to the withdrawal of one’s engineering license.
In his remarks at the event, the Head of Department, Civil Engineering, Dr. David Olukanni, urged the students to see the day’s lecture as an opportunity of a lifetime, especially coming from an alumnus of the University. He encouraged the students to maximise the platform which offers them loads of interactive learning, thereby helping them to see through the practical experience of the Guest Speaker, what works in the real world of work.
He commended the Guest Speaker and appreciated members of the department for working to ensure the success of the seminar.
In his comments at the event, Dr. Ogbiye Adegbuyi thanked the lecturer and expressed his joy at seeing an accomplished Covenant University graduate coming back to impact students in his Alma-Marta.
Another scholar of the department, Dr. Ben Ngene, appreciated the Guest Speaker and urged the students to emulate the level of focus exhibited by the former student and see themselves making waves also on graduation.
Also present at the event were members of the Department of Civil Engineering and members of the College of Engineering.