Professional Body Raises Concerns over Female Engineer Scarcity in Nigeria

The Association of Practising Women Engineers in Nigeria has expressed concern over the lack of female engineers in the country and urged governments, parents, and guardians to support engineering as a viable career for female students.

During a workshop titled “She Engineer and Digitalization,” Justina John Ulafor, the Calabar Chapter’s chair, gave this speech. She emphasized the association’s efforts to raise awareness and encourage young girls to consider engineering as a career path, as well as the alarming lack of female engineers in the nation.

Ulafor also spoke about their efforts to support female secondary school students taking STEM exams and inspire them to pursue careers in science and engineering. The association provides mentorship programs and entrepreneurship capacity building to further empower those who are already working in the engineering field.

The new chairman, Faith Edu, reaffirmed the association’s goals, highlighting their dedication to encouraging young girls to pursue engineering and dispelling ingrained stereotypes.

In order to honor and promote female excellence in the engineering profession, the event also included scholarship awards and recognition.


NKFI Grants Scholarships to Three Students from Saint Peters College

Three exceptionally gifted and innovative students from Saint Peters College Idah, Kogi State, have been granted prestigious scholarships by the Korea Nigeria Friendship Institute (NKFI) in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State.

Yusuf Ayuba, Samson Emeje  and Tenimu Abubakar were the students recognized for their exceptional technical abilities.

The Rector of NKFI, Charles William Oluwatoyin, has urged the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to extend support to the institute as it prepares for an upcoming resource inspection by the Nigeria Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

During a tour of the institute’s instructional facilities, the rector lauded the students’ rare technical abilities and stressed the importance of nurturing their talents for the greater benefit of society.

He also stated that the institute is reputable for training skilled manpower in science and technology, contributing significantly to the state’s growth and development.

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