By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI â€” Warri chapter of Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) has charged female secondary school students across the country to shake off the apathy of having in focus the study ofÂ engineering as their future professional career.
Giving the charge shortly after a career talk organised by the association for female secondary school students, Vice Chairman of the chapter, Mrs Nnoli Akpedeye, said engineering was a profession that could project them beyond their wildest dream.
She said the career talk was aimed at encouraging young females to study enginee-ring, adding that, â€œwhat we are trying to do is to ensure that a vacuum is not left after those of us in the practice have left the stage.â€
Akpedeye disclosed that the career talk was organized as part of the associationâ€™s technical projects for the year 2009 and advised the students not to be put off by the sciences, since sciences have definite answers, unlike the arts.
She further disclosed that a lot of projects that would improve their immediate environment had been put in place by the association, adding that a solar-powered borehole and waste management projects would be showcased at a seminar/exhibition of the association billed for tomorrow.
Akpedeye noted that APWEN was a division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and maintained that the 2009 seminar and exhibition of the associationÂ was targeted at all engineers, employers of engineers and people interested in the development of engineering.