To further support the Federal Government’s quest to encourage entrepreneurial development for under graduates in the country, the Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal Polytechnic, Offa, has launched an Automobile Service Centre in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC) and Research and Development Centre of the Polytechnic.
The launch, which was a special feature to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the department was held at the mini campus of the Polytechnic. All the past Heads of Mechanical Department of the school were present to grace the occasion.
Speaking at the event, the Rector, Dr. Lateef Olatunji, tasked staff members of the department to use the launched automobile centr not only to generate revenue for the school but also to set high standards for their students and teach them how to design and fabricate equipment that would be accepted globally.
He advised that they should always have the vision statement of the Polytechnic in mind as they carry out their duty which is to train skillful, knowledgeable, industrious and technological manpower needed for sustainable national development.
In his welcome address, the Head of Department, Samuel Ogundele, thanked the the leadership of the Polytechnic for their consistent support and for creating enabling environment for academic excellence to flourish.
He said the intention of the department is to provide an ultra-modern services and digital automobile diagnostic services for the polytechnic staff members as well as Offa community and environs.
He also said the centre woldalso serve as resource centre and practical workshop for engineering students of the institution and other sister institutions.
While requesting for more support from the leadership Ogundele implored members of staff to patronise the Department as the centre is set to render “qualitative and effective services at minimal cost.”