The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Ikeja branch visited the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) last week to present a cheque of N250,000 for an academic prize.
The yearly fund instituted in memory of the late Akinsanya Oludaiye, an engineer and alumnus of the school, in collaboration with his family, is for the best graduating student in electrical engineering.
The NSE Team led by its Chairman, Mrs Funmilade Akingbagbohun, noted that the Society’s visit was also to see how to close the huge gap between the classroom and the industry so students can fit into the industry after graduation.
“It became worrisome for us as engineers to see new graduates not adapting to the industry, and this sad development made us come up with mentorship, internship programme and endowment fund for the students. The two daughters of late Engr. Oludaiye have put together endowment fund not only for YABATECH students but for the best student of Electrical Engineering every year from now in remembrance of their father, and the award will be presented on January 25, being the birthday of the late Engineer.” (Nation)