At a Special Board of Studies organised by the Faculty of Engineering in honour of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Professor Rahamon Adisa Bello, FAEng, to mark his retirement from active service, the honouree delivered the 1st Exaugural Lecture of the Faculty titled: “Why an Academic Engineer Must Not Be Poor” at the Faculty Lecture Theatre held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

In his address, the former Vice Chancellor, spoke about the early years of his career at the Faculty, during which younger lecturers were mentored and brought into consulting. They were involved in major industrial endeavors and government projects as it should be.

He touched on the different sources of wealth for an academic engineer as it is a fact that being in the academics should not make one poorer than one’s colleague in the engineering industry. He itemized these sources of wealth as follows:

  • Wealth from Teaching
  • Wealth from Research and Development
  • Consultancy Services

The Faculty Board of Studies is the forum where all the academic members of a Faculty mingle and express their minds and opinions on issues unhindered, apart from its statutory functions of discussing and passing resolutions on matters relating to the Faculty.

It is a training ground for junior academics to learn the ropes and understand the individual characteristics of colleagues and units in the Faculty.

Also present at the event was the Director, Research and Innovation Office, Prof. Welington Oyibo; Dean, Faculty of Law, Prof. Ayo Atsenuwa, immediate past Director, Works and Physical Planning Unit, Engr. (Dr.) E. A. Adeniran, academics, staff, students- present and past of the Faculty- and other dignitaries.

Pictorial highlight of the event: