By Ebunoluwa Sessou In its commitment to strategically bring more Nigerians into engineering advocacy and practice and extend the profession’s practice in all its fields, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) awarded scholarships worth 16 million to 13 of its best overall students in 2020. The bursary covering tuition fees will be formed with a five-year Trust Fund account and will be maintained and managed by an independent committee. In his address, Engr., President of NSE. At the unveiling of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination Best Brains at a ceremony held at NEC Building in Lagos, Babagana Mohammed FNSE recently announced that the bond is in twin selection criteria. And the analysis of strategic value, which is cash-based, clearly defined modalities. He clarified that the students were given five years of bursary to choose their chosen local universities. His words: “Society is at the forefront of the push to develop the talents and the working population that transform the country. Saying, “Today we will light up. “We should not find ourselves successful if we did not take affirmative action to help, encourage, promote and ultimately eliminate the barriers to knowledge and skill-driven society. Therefore, we have to interfere where and when we can.
“In addition, with more of these strong, collaborative, NGO-motivated programs and initiatives, we will lay the groundwork for a high-tech generation able to compete and bestow their peers from other parts of the world. “It is our sacred duty to place the engineering profession and its potential workers in a role where technological skills and innovation are greatly sought in our changing society. “Today must be planted and nurtured for Nigerian and indeed African technological change and breakthrough. “Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but engineering transforms the world. “The builder was, and is, a historian. Scientists, engineers, are researching the environment as it is, building a future that never was. The way forward is to double our rate of failure. “Now we are all aware of our challenges. Everybody is easy to see if we don’t lose light. What we lack and need is foresight and the willingness to see what tomorrow will look like, and measures and measures to mitigate the pitfalls needed to advance our country. “We plan to start a mentoring initiative named” Bridge the Divide “that will be the first recipients of this group of students. They are given mentors to ensure that they stay focused and disciplined throughout their studies. “Next month, this scheme will be launched. The specific date will be revealed later. This system of bursaries and mentorship distinctly separates itself from the past. It’s an effort by the engineering profession to enter society with parents , guardians and pupils, “he explained. But he instructed Nigerians, especially engineering professionals, to support the scheme with their time , talent and substance, whenever appropriate.