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Project-based learning is a winning formula by Christoph Hahn

Creative educational initiatives such as Formula Student put their participants on the fast track to careers in engineering, says Christoph Hahn, technical education specialist at MathWorks A striking finding of the 2016 Royal Academy of Engineering report, The UK STEM Education Landscape, is that fewer than half of engineering students in the UK enter professional engineering occupations after leaving higher...

THE PIPELINE WILL GET WET AGAIN BY ATHAN OPARAJI

I remember when I was growing up as a kid. In my hamlet, we used to go to the stream to fetch water,wash our clothes and swim. In fact,the paramount interest of going to the stream was ‘frolicking’. Life was sweet and rosy as we enjoyed the roller coaster ride of going to swim with our peers. We had made...

Live Your Life And Leave A Legacy as an Engineer By Athan Oparaji.

Life is an interesting journey. A race we must finish despite its huddles and challenges. To some the race starts on a smooth ride while to others it might start with you finding yourself in the maze. I have come to realise that life makes no comparison because we all are not born the same time. Life doesn’t give...

Teamwork: An Indispensable Tool for Organisational Growth and Success by Michael Lelecy Yahaya

Teamwork is a collaborative effort put together by a group of people or intellectuals to achieve a common goal. It is a panache that enables a group of people to get the job done easily and faster with accuracy. The importance of teamwork in any organisation can't be over-emphasized. Teamwork makes everyone to be productive and contribute immensely. Shade...

NOW THAT MY 15 MINUTES ARE UP By Abdulhameed Obileye

Do you remember Federico Macheda? Back in 2008, the 17 year old had just moved from Lazio, Italy to England where he signed a professional contract with Manchester United Football Club's reserve team. Fast forward a few months, his skills with a football and consistency in front of goal earned him an opportunity to represent the Red Devils’ senior...

Let’s Make a Difference through attitude Change by Lawal Oluwaseun Richard

Development in any organization or country takes deliberate conscious efforts, it doesn’t happen by chance. It involves critical planning ,dogged execution and continuous efforts. I just want us to realize that the growth and development of our country is so much our responsibility as it is our leaders. A community comprises of people bounded by a geographical area. Community is...

Tech U: One Year After by Femi Babatunde

Last week, the pioneer students of Nigeria’s premier technical university, First Technical University, Ibadan, made history. They completed their year one examination and so, officially ended their first academic session at the nascent university. Upon its completion, expectedly, the students straddled the expansive campus joyously, chanting and cheering one another for the historic feat. Well, the students’ excitement is...

What can India teach us about start-ups? BY Ejaz Ghani

...Instead of chasing large, mature firms from other locations, India would do better to focus on its small enterprise sector The role of entrepreneurship and start-ups in job creation has a long intellectual tradition. While the great giants of economic history recognized the link between start-ups and job creation, controversies remain. Do small or large enterprises contribute more to job...

Is there a future in our job or the future lies in ourselves By Athan Oparaji

The rise of automation and robotics, increasing globalization, international mobility and constant changes in consumer behavior just to mention a few are transforming societies at a high rate, making cities more sophisticated and smarter, and changing the way we work and live. Disruptions leading to uncertainties. Are humans destined for extinction from the workforce? Are we heading towards a...

BUILDING COLLAPSE AND HOLISM BY ENGR EKE AUGUSTINE

The frequent stories and associated pains and grief of building collapse seem not on the decline. Infact, it has become too frequent that the phenomenon is no longer attracting the level of emotions that should. The unfortunate thing, however, is that developers and state are yet to give it the right attention. Chances are that developers contract their building out...