10 October 2011

Nigeria: Apwen Calls On FG to Stamp

MRS Iniobong Usoro, President of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), has called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to stamp out quackery in the engineering profession.

She made the call on Saturday in Abuja at the Annual General Meeting of the association with theme: " Women Engineering Career : The Female Case ' '.

Usoro said the womenfolk were "capable of changing the sector for the better, lamenting that the engineering profession had many quacks.

She told government to introduce measures that would encourage competition and growth in the building industry, saying that the association 's meeting would focus on the challenges faced by engineering professionals and how to tackle the problems.

Highlights of the meeting include the donation of N100,000 to Miss Adedoyi Funmilola of the Federal University of Technology Akure, the best graduating female engineering student who scored a cumulative grade point of 4.62

Similarly, Miss Elizabeth Ukegbu, who scored 326 points in the 2011/2012 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board examination and who applied to read engineering at the University of Ibadan was also given N100,000.

The National President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Mr Olumuyiwa Ajibola, lauded APWEN for contributing towards the growth of engineering in the country.

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