The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in a bid to implement the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) in the training of a new set of Engineers that are employable globally held the Training of the Trainers (ToT) at Nile University of Nigeria from November 29th to December 3rd, 2021.
This initiative by COREN is aimed at improving the skills of trained Nigerian Engineers to boost the country’s global competitiveness in the field of Engineering. By upskilling the nation’s Engineers, Nigeria can attain impressive heights in Engineering such as becoming a member of the 22-member Washington Accord, which currently has only South Africa as a member from Africa. The OBE Engineering education hinges on three basic parameters: knowledge, skill, and character. Combined, these parameters are designed to bridge the gap between engineering education and industry.
During the event, the Registrar of COREN, Professor Joseph Odigure, paid a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor of Nile University, Prof. Osman Nuri Aras, to express the Council’s gratitude to the university for being a good host, noting the hospitality and friendliness of the Nile University community. In his response, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the Council for deeming Nile University a worthy host for the event, stressing that the university is open to endless opportunities with COREN. He also promised to champion the implementation of the OBE’s core values and objectives.
The event concluded with a campus tour as part of the university’s marketing strategy. During the tour, which was organized by the Faculty of Engineering’s Dean, Prof. Steve Adeshina, in collaboration with the Marketing team, Assoc. Prof. Abdulhameed Mambo (HoD, Civil Engineering), Lab Technologists in the Faculty of Engineering, to name a few, the event participants were shown the Engineering labs and workshop, the university library, amongst other facilities. During the tour, the visitors expressed their amazement at the level of sophistication of the equipment in all the labs visited.
The event had over 200 participants, including professors and big players in the Engineering industry.