NICE inaugurated EKSU chapter: Challenges Students

On 26TH MARCH, 2013, NICESA Ekiti State University Chapter was inaugurated by the National chairman fo Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, Engr S. A. Lawal at
PROGRAMME OF EVENT

ARRIVAL OF GUESTS: The Guests that were present at EKSU NICESA Inauguration on 26th,March,2013 are Prof .J.O. Aribisla ( Deputy Vice chancellor, Eksu), Prof.S.B.Adeyemo(Dean of the Faculty of Engineering),Engr.S.O Fatuase(Sub-Dean, Faculty of Engineering and NICESA Staff Adviser), Prof.E.A.Okunade(Head of Department, Civil Engineering), Dr Oluwaleye(Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering) , Lecturers of the department, Dr. Oni, Dr Oke, Dr Ogundiepe, Dr (mrs) AKinkurolere, Engr. Egwenagu, Engr. Aluko, Engr. Ajayi, Engr.Osanyingbemi and Student from Civil Engineering Departments and From the Faculty of Engineering.
2. OPENNING PRAYER: The opening Prayer was taken by Mr Seyi Adaraniwon(500l governor of Civil dept).
3. SCHOOL ANTHEM: The School Anthem was taken by Timothy Alex.
4. INTRODUCTION OF DIGNITARIES: The diginaries that were present at EKSU NICESA Inauguration are Prof .J.O. Aribisla ( Deputy Vice chancellor, Eksu), Prof.S.B.Adeyemo(Dean of Faculty of Engineering),Engr.S.O Fatuase(Sub-Dean, Faculty of Engineering and NICESA Staff Adviser), Prof.E.A.Okunade(Head of Department, Civil Engineering), Dr Oluwaleye(Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering) , Lecturers of the department, Dr. Oni, Dr Oke, Dr Ogundiepe, Dr (mrs) AKinkurolere, Engr. Egwenagu, Engr. Aluko, Engr. Ajayi, Engr.Osanyingbemi and Student from Civil Engineering Departments and From the Faculty of Engineering.

Names of Nigerian Instituion of Civil Engineers Student Affiliate Executives EKSU CHAPTER(NICESA)
 PRESIDENT: ARIGBEDE JOHN T.
 VICE PRSIDENT: ARANSI IBRAHIM
 GENERAL SECRETARY: ITA JOSEPH
 FINANCIAL SECRETARY: JOSEPH OLUWAFEMI
 ASS GENERAL SECRETARY: AJALA ADEDAYO
 PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER(PRO): ADEMONA TOKUNBO
 SPORT DIRACTOR: AJAGUU BABATUNDE
 LIBERIAN: OLAGUNJU OLAMILEKAN

5. PRESIDENT SPEECH – ARIGBEDE JOHN (CESA PRESIDENT): All glory be to God Almighty
The Vice chancellor Prof. Oladipo Aina, the Deputy vice chancellor (Academics) Prof. Aribisala, the Dean Prof S.B Adeyemo, our dynamic Head of Department, Prof. E.A Okunade, the Sub dean /CESA staff adviser Engr S.O Fatuase, the National Chairman of NICE Engr S.A. Lawal, lecturers, Non Academic staffs, Cesa Executives and my fellow colleagues.

I welcome you all to the inauguration of Nigerian institution of Civil Engineers, Students’ Affiliate in the department of civil engineering, Ekiti State University.
The Civil Engineering Students’ Association (CESA) has been in existence since the inception of the department and to God be the glory the association (CESA) have over four hundred students ( 400 students) as active members.

Our vision has always been to educate, inform and train civil engineering students, enabling them to develop their intellectual abilities for effective practice in the civil engineering field. To God be the glory we have been able to extend our tentacles within and beyond the institution, which is evident today as we are been inaugurated into the national body of NICE.

With the corporation and commitment of our great civil engineering students we have been able to conduct and train our students in the use of AutoCAD software, this training was done for about 5 weeks, we have also been able to create and ensure that good level of interaction is available between students (class representatives) and lecturers, academic empowerment in terms of tutorials at all levels, attending of the Nigerian institution of civil engineers (NICE) conference in Osogbo last year November and today the inauguration of the Nigerian institution of civil engineers, students’ affiliate in our department.

I want to without reservation salutes the great men and women in our midst, who have helped in making us what we are today.

The Vice Chancellor, who has improved our academic performance by adding value to us, through a favorable academic calendar, improved and conducive lecture theatres, a well secured study environment and more importantly a well equipped civil engineering laboratory and lots more. The Deputy Vice Chancellor for his fatherly care, concern and advice in view of our academics and this great event we are experiencing today. The Dean of the Faculty for believing in us and receiving our visitors whole heartedly, the H.O.D for standing by us all through the journey. To Engr. Fatuase our esteemed staff adviser who has always been there for us at all times, our lecturers who have continually and tirelessly tutored us to be one of the best in our field. I praise your heroic zeal and fervor towards us.

As the saying goes there is no crown without a cross, presently and in the past we have been faced with several challenges , especially in regards to financing the associations’ mission and programmes effectively. As we speak we do not have an office of our own, although a proposal has written and submitted to the Deputy Vice Chancellor and HOD for consideration and approval. Our participation at the Nigerian institution of civil engineers (NICE) conference held at Osogbo in November, 2012 was also poor due to lack of finance.

We need your support in other to carry out our activities effectively. The following items are also needed by the association for effectiveness.
 A well furnished office
 Civil engineering text books
 A photocopy machine
 Sign post
 A printer
 Book shelves etc.

Today we implore you great men and women in our midst to support us financially in other for us to be able to achieve all these items as soon as possible as we can do it on our own and our Nigerian institution of civil engineering, students’ affiliate in Ekiti State University might go into extinction if not properly funded. And so we humbly ask for your support and may God continually bless you. All financial responsibility toward this inauguration are from the CESA EXECUTIVES.
6. WELCOME ADDRESS BY H.O.D CIVIL ENGINEERING (PROF. E.A OKUNADE)

The head of department of talked about the aim and of objectives of Nice which are:
As the name implies it’s the student arm of the professional body, which serves as a budding ground for nurturing young civil engineers from higher institution of learning in the country and gradually integrating them into the professional cadre.
It became necessary following the observation that most graduate from our tertiary institution find it difficult to gel with their senior counterpart and also understand fully what it take to be a COREN registered engineer and things required of an engineer in Nation building

Therefore NICESA through its programs from NICE which is geared towards creating a system where young engineers will start interacting with their senior colleagues from their school and get familiar with what is going on in the industry while still students. Further more students will be given the opportunity to register directory from campus and also assist in their transition from the academic environment to the real world.

VISION OF NICESA: to make all civil engineering students association in Nigeria higher institution of learning member of Nigeria institution of civil engineers (NICE), and programs that will enhance innovation and creativity.
MISSION: To extend the Nigerian institution of civil engineers (NICE) to Nigerian institution of higher learning for student participation and membership, and also bring about

AIM : (1). to create unity among Nigerian civil engineering bodies nation wide
(2). to make the civil engineering body mandate driven
(3). To create interactive forum between students and the professional
(4). To involve actively in national change and development

7. WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE DEAN, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING:
The Dean of Faculty spoke about progressive development in the institution, the commitment of the Vice Chancellor toward the development of the School in terms of renovation of the School, and construction of Modern structures and Facilities stable Acadamic Calender, and making the Institution a World Class figure. He also said the School Management has approved Equipments for the Faculty of Engineering.

8. REMARKS BY CHAIRMAN OF THE OCCASION, PROF. OLADIPO AINA P. ( VICE CHANCELLOR EKSU )
The Vice-Chancellor was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) Prof.J.O.Aribisala, He spoke about the commitment of the Vice Chancellor to towards the development of the school. He also said there are plans for more equipments for our labouratory in civil engineering department, recruitment of Staff in the Faculty. He said that the Vice Chancellor wants the staffs to work hard and become a role model in the institution, our school was rank 79th last year webmetric ranking, due to the direction of the Administration d school is now in the 19th position.

He also said the student association should organize lectures, seminar, retreat and symposium and to bring in seasoned Engineer to endowed share on the students of faculty. He also said that the school management will not tolerate any act of indiscipline from the student of the institution.

9. INAUGURATION LECTURE BY ENGR S.A LAWAL ( NATIONAL CHAIRMAN NICE )/INAUGURATION OF NICESA/NICESA EXECUTIVES IN EKSU)
A short report on ENGR. S.A LAWAL(NICE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN) INAUGURATION SPEECH
The National Chairman said the main objectives of this inauguration is to bring to reality the objectives of the NSE to d grass root, which is called a catch them young programs for engineering students in the higher institutions In the country and to enable us have a sense of belonging in the engineering as a whole, and he also said that civil engineering is a noble profession and we should be disciplined as a civil engineer.

He said engineers have no business with poverty; there are enough vacancies for civil engineers to be employed. He said a data base will be created, so as to access engineer’s qualification and send it to construction companies. He said the NICE National is affiliated with world council of Civil Engineers and also American Society of Engineers. He commended the turn out of students for the inauguration and he promised that in the next two years that everything that involve ours right and privileges as civil engineering students will be entitled to us and he also promised that everything that the association will need to functional will be allocated to us before the end of this year.

9. GOODWILL MESSAGES: It was taken by Aransi Ibrahim(Vice President of NICECA EKSU)
10. CLOSING PRAYER by Dr(mrs) Akinkurolere(Dept of civil Engr )

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