Institute Of Mechanical Engineers Inducts CU Students
The Graduating Students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, have been urged to be ethical engineers and never allow unethical practices to bring shame and disgrace to their profession.
This advice was given by Prince (Engr.) Biodun Oyedepo, the former National President, Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers (NiMechE) while delivering a lecture at the Induction Ceremony of the graduating class of Mechanical Engineering students on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the University.
In his lecture titled “Towards Professionalism in Mechanical Engineering,” Engr. Oyedepo noted that Mechanical Engineers should inject humanity into their practice and be conscious of the safety and welfare of the immediate and far environments. He added that the Engineering that is out of tune with people is barren.
Prince Oyedepo also encouraged the students to keep improving themselves in the field. “Be active in the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and NiMechE to keep abreast of developments in Engineering. Attend Engineering seminars and workshops, imbibe Engineering to be a distinct and outstanding professional in today’s crowded market space,” he said.
He also advised the students to learn other disciplines as other professional certifications will sharpen and shape their Mechanical Engineering skills. Prince Oyedepo also lauded the efforts, courage and uncommon vision of the Management of Covenant University exhibited in the running of the Institution as a whole and also their contribution towards research and practice in Mechanical Engineering department.
Speaking on the purpose of the programme, the immediate past National President, NiMechE, Engr. Ayo Fanimokun, stated that the aim was to bring students into the membership of the body after their graduation. According to him, another benefit of the membership is that it automatically gives them two marks during their professional examination.
In her remarks, the Vice-Chairman, Lagos Chapter, NiMechE, Engr. Funmi Akingbagbohun encouraged the students to get practicalities of things around them so as to make use of what was learnt in school. “Use your strength to achieve something. Parents have done their parts by sending you to school; you also have a role to play in developing yourself,” she said.
She also urged the female students present to enroll and register with the Association of Professional Women Engineers in Nigeria (APWEN).
The Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Cleophas Lotto, praised the efforts of the students during the years of learning in school, their dedication towards achieving academic excellence and their determination to garner everything needed to build them for what lies ahead. He, however, implored the students to comport themselves well in the outside world after their graduation.
Others at the event were the Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering, Professor Festus Oyawale, Professor Anthony Inegbenebor, as well as other Faculty, Staff and Students of the department.