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Technical education and a nation at developmental crossroads by Prof. Ayobami Salami

The rising concerns among stakeholders on the quality of graduates being churned out by Nigeria’s tertiary education institutions makes inevitable the need for a paradigm shift in our current teaching and learning model. The subsisting approach is certainly too weak, uninspiring and theory-suffused; this is why one should look no further for why we are ostensibly perpetuating the regime...

Excitement as Prof. Ayodele Awojobi Design Competition, PAADC second edition draws near

On Saturday, July 7 2018 students and visitors across the country will gather at University of Lagos for the second edition of the Professor Ayodele AwojobI Design Competition . University of Lagos Engineering Society (ULES) is set to hold its maiden edition of the Professor Ayodele Awojobi Design Competition (PAADC) session 2 tagged PAADC 2.0 . This is part of efforts...

NSE Ikeja Branch to organise 3D modelling and Printing Training

Ever wonder the possibility of spending  2 weekends to acquire basic skills in 3D modelling and 3D Printing at a very affordable cost? Look no further! The Nigerian Society of Engineers, ikeja Branch as part of its young Engineers Development plan is organising practical training in 3D modelling and Printing over two weekends. The training is going to cover the basics of...

Make your Engineering Job Meaningful by Steve Mackay

Dear Colleagues I am always humbled by many people’s pride in what would initially appear to be a horrific job. These range from those who clean up often horrific levels of sewage and waste / work with toxic chemicals / operate on remote and harsh mine sites. You see the obvious level of pride and skill in their work coupled...

NSE New Application Guideline for Membership (September ) 2018

The NSE recently redesigned its registration portal. Below are the guidelines for the members APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR CATEGORY B1, B2 AND C1 FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 DIET APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR CATEGORY A1, A2, C2, D4, AND ASSOCIATE - NOW OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Please note the following before starting your application. Upload only your Original Credentials. For those with statement of results without certificate...

POOR MOTIVATION AMONG YOUNG ENGINEERS: CAUSE EFFECTS AND PUMBY ROADS AHEAD BY ABIDEEN SOBANKE  

Natural talents abound among Nigerian youths, but the opportunity to fully harness them is still a mirage to many of them. That reminds me of a friend, who performed brilliantly during his first year in the University, but later get frustrated and due to poor grades and pressure of Engineering school; and presently in a state of despair. He needs...

On Lagos’ fresh employment initiatives By Adesegun Ogundeji

Obviously, there exists a large army of unemployed youths in our country. According to a latest National Bureau of Statistics report, the country’s unemployment rate is 14.2%. But this number still did not include about 40 million Nigerian youths captured in World Bank statistics in 2009. By implication, it means that if Nigeria’s population is 180 million, then 50%...

Learning kits inspired by RAF sent to Moray schools to inspire next generation of engineers

Education kits to encourage youngsters to consider careers in engineering and the sciences have been handed out in Moray schools. The RAF has teamed up with the Royal Academy of Engineering to put together the resource as part of the air force’s centenary. The packs contain challenges designed to stretch the imagination of primary school pupils with tasks surrounding aircraft design,...

Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths by Whitney Johnson

If you watched the Super Bowl a few months ago, you probably saw the coaches talking to each other over headsets during the game. What you didn’t know is that during the 2016 season, the NFL made major league-wide improvements to its radio frequency technology, both to prevent interference from media using the same frequency and to prevent tampering....

Empowering the young engineers: Invitation to participate in NSE Job Fair 2018

The Nigeria Society of Engineers, Victoria Island Branch under the leadership of Engr Rose Madaki MNSE are organising a job fair this Saturday 21st April 2018 at the National Engineering Centre, 1, Engineering Close, Victoria Island between 10AM and 3:30PM . Candidates/Applicants are advised to be seated in the hall by 10AM (no African time) in order not to...