VC Charges Students on Hard Work at Poster Symposium Event
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, has urged final year students of the Civil Engineering Department and the University in general to maintain the spirit of hard work and commitment to given task as they prepare to join the labour market.
The Vice-Chancellor gave the charge at the recently held 2nd edition of the Department of Civil Engineering’s Poster Symposium, where he was represented by the Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole.
The aim of the symposium, according to the organisers, was to showcase the projects undertaken by the final year students of the Department in conjunction with their respective advisors.
Each student had a brief introduction attached to their various posters and the judges based their judgment on the discussions, contents, presentations and impressions about the quality of research work on the poster presentations.
While commending the students for the great research ideas and inputs, the Vice-Chancellor advised them to keep striving for excellence as that was the distinguishing factor in the race of life.
Earlier in his remarks, Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. David Olukanni, stated that the Department was the first at Covenant University to come up with the idea of giving students the platform and encouraging them to showcase what they (final year students) have been working on since the beginning of the academic session.
Many top ranked universities in the world participate in symposiums like this to showcase what the students are doing and the Department of Civil Engineering is taking the lead in this direction, in furtherance of the efforts of Covenant University towards being ranked among the top 10 universities in the world, he added.
Dr. Olukanni further remarked that, “The Department looks forward to a greater experience in the coming academic session, where Directors, Consultants and Managers in the industries would come to grace the occasion and the Town and Gown interaction would further be strengthened”.
The students, who emerged winners, first runner-up and second runner-up, were rewarded with cash prizes.
Faculty, staff and students from 100-500 Levels in the Civil Engineering Department, as well as other departments in the College of Engineering graced the event held at the lounge of the Civil Engineering building.