Alabata (Ogun) â€” The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, has donated 10 desktop computers and other accessories to the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, UNAAB.
The President, Mr Ahmed Gumel, made the presentation at the university campus yesterday in Alabata, near Abeokuta.
He said that the donation was part of the councilâ€™s efforts at supporting the teaching of engineering programmes in tertiary institutions.
The donation was specifically meant for the institutionâ€™s Department of Civil Engineering.
Gumel said he was hopeful that the gesture would spur the university to provide more facilities for the department, adding that the donation was the beginning of other planned supports for the institution.
The president called on stakeholders in education industry to give priority to the faculties ofÂ engineering in the universities.
â€œNo nation can develop without a deliberate policy to encourage the acquisition of knowledge in engineering,â€ he noted.
According to him, the quest for infrastructural development can only be achieved, when a robust indigenous engineering capacity is encouraged.
He commended the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olaiya Balogun and other principal officers for a job well done.
Receiving the donation, Balogun reiterated his commitment to nurture the College of Engineering to a model in the country.
He gave an assurance that the computers would be put to the best use to enhance the teaching and learning of engineering in the university.