National Association Of Polytechnic Engineering Students (NAPES) under the administration of Comrade Adetunji Sultan, has once again organized her second, interdepartmental debate at the institution’s Assembly Hall, South campus yesterday.
The event was themed; “Engineering; A panacea for economic development. had in the attendance of great personalities ranging from the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Engr. Dr. Oladejo, to Faculty officer, Mrs. Ayoade, The Student Union President, Adedeji Adedamola Abdul Aziz, The Immediate past Student union President; Comrade Fadare Blessing among others.
While giving his opening remark, The NAPES president, Comrade Adetunji Sultan, who was represented by one of his executives, acknowledged and welcomed everyone present at the event. He appreciated their presence and recognized all student leaders present.
The event which was an academic program cut across all departments in the faculty of engineering and began shortly after the remark as the first speaker from Electric and Electronic Engineering, Ige Abosede Oluwafunmilayo opened the floor by discussing her view on the topic, ‘Engineering; A Panacea for Economic Development.
Other speakers, Ojo Yetunde Aina and Oduola David from Mechanical engineering, Olatere Ganiya and Azeez Bayo Ridwan from Computer, Osuolale Ifeoluwa and Seyi Tolulope from mechatronic, Adeniran Islamiya and Lateef Taofeek from Civil engineering, alongside Alagbe Mayowa David from Elec. Elect, all gave points to justify the topic.
After tough deliberation among the judges, the results were announced by the Chief Judge, Mr.Tijani AbdulKabir. And at the end, the 5th goes to Department Mechanical Engineering with 42%, 4th was the Department of Mechatronics Engineering which 45%, 3rd for Department of computer engineering with 52%, the first runner up was Electrical Engineering Department with 53% and the winner of the debate was the department of Civil Engineering who won with 58%.
After the sessions, representatives from the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies, Kehinde Ayanboade, Faculty of Financial Management Studies represented by Adekola Hamzat, and Faculty of Science, represented by Owu Uche, also participated in an interfaculty speech contest on the topic; of Technology Unemployment; Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Nigerian Educational System.
At the event was also the guest speaker of the event, who doubles as the immediate past president of the school’s Student Union, Com. Fadare blessing addressed the audience on the importance and benefit of students’ unionism on campus.
He said; “Student unionism is a well-registered platform in school for the student use as a voice their want and grievance for the management to attend to. Also, he states the advantages of being part of this platform building is up to your networking and a beneficial tool to help build more benefit in you now and in the future.
The President of the Association, Comrade Adetunji Sultan however gave a closing remark appreciating the guest as well as the audience for their presence and usual cooperation.