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LIFE IS A TYPICAL PROJECT
The 2019 Student Work Experience Programme, SWEP came to an end on a remarkable note with a 3-day seminar on project management. This is with the aim of preparing and equipping the Engineering students of Landmark with right skill set for their future engagements as engineers. The seminar focused on project management framework, time & cost, integration, scope, quality, procurement, risk among others.
Speaking at the event, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju in his opening remarks titled, “Life is a project, I am the project manager” charged the 2019 SWEP Students to see themselves as project managers, stating that project is not just about buildings and engineering service provision but also applicable to life. He noted further that life is a project that never ends but keeps evolving. "In life, there is always a new project, as one ends, another begins." He, however, warned that practical steps must be taken in order to achieve greatness, adding that planning, organizing, motivating, directing and controlling are essential qualities that a project manager must possess. While congratulating the students in particular and the entire University community in general on the successful completion of the SWEP project, the Vice-Chancellor then urged the students to pay unreserved attention to all the presentations that would be made all through the three days seminar as they are vital to their career success.
Representing the Registrar, Dr. James Ndako, at the event, the Deputy Registrar, Miss Fola Oyinloye said that both hard and soft skills are basic requirements to excel in the world of work. She then congratulated the students on the knowledge gathered from training, noting that it would add value to them and equip them with solution providing skills when the need arises.
The Director of Financial Services, Mr. Oludare Fadoju expressed great excitement over the SWEP building project initiated and completed by the students and congratulated the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Christian Osueke, the Coordinators, the students and the entire University community for remarkable milestone of the students. Expressing satisfaction on the use of University resources and the impact of the project on the university at large, he further pledged support for future SWEP projects.
Earlier, the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Christian Osueke in his welcome address gave a brief on the SWEP project. He said 2019 programme commenced on 3rd June and students were grouped into nine teams saddled with the responsibility of coming up with a befitting plan for the concrete workshop extension for the College. He added that after presentations were made, Team Blender emerged overall winner while Team Emerald came second. Sequel to this, the adopted building plan was developed by harmonizing the designs of the two teams. He noted that the students were, therefore, engaged in the excavation of foundations, molding of blocks, erection of blocks, roofing, ceiling, plastering, electrification, fixing of burglarproofs, doors, aluminum windows, pluming among others. He therefore appreciated God for the hitch-free completion of the project. He also appreciated the hard work and commitment of the students, faculty, technologists and staff of the College of Engineering. “I will remain grateful to the Mr. Oni Ebenezer, Engr. Reuben Dairah and Engr. Ikpotokin the SWEP coordinators for their un-quenching support and heartfelt commitment to the realization of God’s own project”, he said. He also thanked the management of the university led by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Adaniyi Olayanju for their support in exposing the students to engineering practices and hands-on training.
The Dean of the College, Professor Osueke led the Management and the students to the site of the project for commissioning.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju giving his remarks at the 2019 SWEP seminar.
The Deputy Registrar, Miss Fola Funke Oyinloye representing the Registrar, Dr James Ndako at the event
The Director, Financial Services, Mr Oludare Fadoju. giving his remarks at the event
A cross section of engineering students at the event
The Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Christian Osueke speaking on the 2019 SWEP project at the event
The Dean, College of Science, Professor Omorefosa Osemwegie, giving his goodwill at the event
A group photograph of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayanju, the Deputy Registrar, Miss Fola Oyinloye; the Dean of Engineering Professor Christian O
The 2019 SWEP project planned and built by the students
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayanju flanked by other members of the management and students while commissioning the building.
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