Foundation Seeks to Encourage Final Year Students on Excellent Projects
A Non-Governmental Organisation, E7 Foundation Innovation, has unveiled its plan to encourage the development of final year projects by final year students of Covenant University, in furtherance of the foundation’s objective of promoting innovation, problem-solving and nation building.
Representatives of E7 Foundation, which is a baby of the pioneer set of students of CU’s Electrical and Information Engineering Department, laid the plan bare on Thursday, 15th September, 2016 at a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero and other members of the university’s Management.
Introducing E7 Foundation to the CU Management, one of the representatives, Mrs. Tiwalade Odu, said the Foundation was born out of the desire to make a difference and the goal is to promote innovation, problem-solving and nation building, which is in line with CU’s short term goal of becoming one of the best 10 universities in the world by the year 2022.
“We are inspired by commitment to make a difference, which is in tune with the university’s goal of raising a new generation of leaders,” she said. “We are also trying to immortalise two of our classmates who have gone to be with the Lord.”
Her partner, Mr. Tobi Durojaiye, had in his presentation said E7 Foundation is having a collaboration with the Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE) Department of Covenant University so as to select outstanding projects for the 2016/2017 Academic Session. The process, he explained, entails selection of the 10 outstanding projects, which would be pruned down to three and finally, the winning project.
“We have put together this programme to give back to our Alma Mater and encourage final year students to strive to come up with unique and excellent projects,” he said.
The programme, he averred, would be of international standard so as to attract national and international interest, with the vision of seeing the CU environment as a centre stage for innovation to transform Nigeria and the world at large. E7, he added, has many other tangible projects to implement in the immediate future.
Commenting on the presentations of the E7 representatives, the Head, EIE Department, Dr. Victor Matthews, said the programme has come at the right time as his department has the capacity to produce innovations that are problem-solving; while Dr. Samuel Daramola, also of the EIE department, said the department will work with E7 Foundation on projects that will enhance the profile of Covenant University.
The CU Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA Atayero, in his remarks, expressed happiness that the E7 team had found it worthy to immortalise their classmates while giving his approval for the programme. He suggested that the Foundation should welcome people from outside into their fold for better representation and robust outlook. The university, he added, will augment what the Foundation is trying to do.