COREN commends UNIZIK Faculty of Engineering on standard of Practical works

The Accreditation team from the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) for the Faculty of Engineering has commended the Faculty on the standard of Practical works and projects carried out in the Faculty. They made this commendation when the team leader Engr. Prof. Emmanuel Atoo led a Seven-Man panel to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor recently after accessing the Faculty.

Prof Ajav thanked and appreciated the University Management for the warm reception received. He expressed profound gratitude to the DVC Academic, Prof. Charles Esimone, the Director Academic Planning, Prof. F.C Odibo, the Staff and students of the Faculty for their assistance, which went a long way in making their job easier. According to him, COREN is a professional body that ensures that Universities produce qualified Engineers for the future. Speaking on the accreditation exercise, he said that the team looked at the Academic Regulation in the Departments of Polymer & Textile, Agric and Bio-Resources Engineering. The panel also looked at the Philosophy and Objectives of the Departments and resolved that it was well stated in their departmental handbooks respectively. Furthermore, he stated that all the students enrolled in the Departments met the stipulated admission requirements for the course. Also, that the Course Evaluations were adequate for the programme.

Prof. Ajav applauded the University for the Well Maintained Transportation System, and beckoned on other Universities to emulate such initiative. He advocated for the University to improve its e-Library which he stressed will go a long way in enhancing learning process of the students. He also encouraged the Management to hasten up on the completion of Wing-C Block of the Faculty, as its completion will go a long way in solving the problem of space of Offices and Classrooms. He urged the University to always use students for the project works so as to enable them learn in the field.

In his response, the DVC (Academic) Prof. Charles O. Esimone who represented the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku FAS, welcomed and thanked the team for coming for the task. The accreditation exercise, he said, is for quality assurance that will go a long way in strengthening and improving the Faculty and the University. He noted that the Evaluation of Projects in the University is being done by the Engineers in the Faculty. As regards Staff Development Programme, Prof. Esimone said TETFund grant scholarships goes a long way to help colleagues further their studies, as well as attend conferences both locally and internationally. Prof. Esimone expressed gratitude to the members of the Panel for their observations and assured them of the University’s readiness to comply with the observations. He added that the administration has already started addressing some of the issues raised and promised to do more for the growth of the faculty and the University at large.

Other members of the panel were Engr. Prof. M. Ayotamuno. Engr. Dr. (Mrs) Edith Ishidi Yohanna, Engr. Prof. I. C. Madufor, Mr. Abdullahi M. Jega, Mr. Okoyo Henry Edosa, Engr. Emmanuel Anayo Agwu. Some of the members of the Faculty were also present during the visit.

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