Covenant Emerges Best Nigerian Varsity in APWEN Projects Contest
Hints that multiple award-winning University, Covenant, was not going to give rival Nigerian institutions any kind of slack emerged last weekend, with representatives of the University crowned winner of the annual projects contest of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN).
APWEN had extended an open invitation to current final year and recently graduated female students of all Nigerian universities to enter their final year projects for the association’s annual projects contest. Awards were to be presented to the best three projects during APWEN’s Investiture of its 16th President.
Three 2019 Chemical Engineering graduates of Covenant, dubbed ‘Alpha Team’ - Ukeme Umana, Temiloluwa Makanjuola, and Queen Bassey - entered their final year project: “Design and Construction of a Pilot Plant for the Production of Combustion Fuel from Waste Plastics (PE)”, supervised by Professor James Omoleye.
In the first phase of the contest, Alpha Team was adjudged one of the best three and was invited to the Investiture on 18th January 2020, where the project of Covenant’s ex-students was adjudged the best and the team awarded the first Prize of N250,000.
According to Professor Omoleye, other benefits accrued to the Covenant alumni were a training for them on their project, sponsorship of a mini-commercial scale plant to be built by and for the Alpha Team by APWEN, and a pledge of N2m by the President of Nigeria Society of Engineers to be shared among the best three project teams.
To God alone be the glory.
Covenant University representatives pose with demo-cheque of their winning prize in the annual projects contest of Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN).