YOU ARE A PRIVILEGED SET
-VC tells Mechatronics students
“You are a privileged set because many engineering graduates today do not have this singular practical training you have just had. We have a dream and the dream has worked so far. Next year we will send you out as first engineering graduates of FUOYE. With the kind of training, exposure and the way the Faculty is driving you, I am sure you will make usproud.” The above is an excerpt from a speech delivered by the Vice Chancellor, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Professor Isaac U. Asuzu, at the presentation of certificates to FUOYE
Mechatronics Engineering students who attended an Autotronics course at the Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN).
Drawing from an existing Memorandum of Understanding with PAN, 4th year students of Mechatronics Engineering in the Department of Mechanical /Mechatronics, undertook a week-long practical training trip to Peugeot Assembly Plant, Kaduna, for this Autotronics course. The programme ran from 26-30 January 2015.
The Vice Chancellor said achievement is made of vision and the ability to pursue that vision conclusively and successfully. “You are trained to become excellent engineers who will combine both classroom and practical experiences to become the complete person that can fit into the factory on graduation.” He therefore hoped the students would build on the trainings they had just received.
The VC could not hide his admiration for Faculty of Engineering, saying, “I am really impressed with Faculty of Engineering.” He lauded their dynamism and described the Faculty and its approach to learning as consistent with the “way things are done in the university.” He announced that their Autotronics laboratory was about to be equipped by TETFUND, promising to support any department or faculty that makes useful efforts.
Earlier, Dean Faculty of Engineering, Professor Christian Bolu, had explained the gains of the practical training sessions both to the university and ultimately to the students and thanked the VC for his support. He showed some slides that highlighted activities of the students at the assembly plant. The highpoint of the meeting was the presentation of certificates from Peugeot Automobile Nigeria to each of the students by the Vice Chancellor.