300 level students of Chemical Sciences Department have been honed towards becoming entrepreneurs that can earn good references for FUO and keep it at par with first rate universities in the world.
This was made evident when the department held its first students’ Seminar Series for pioneer students of Chemistry Programme at the University in partial fulfilment of requirement for the course “Entrepreneural Chemistry (CHM 313)”.
Speaking on behalf of the students after the activity, the Course Representative, Mr. Longinus Ugochukwu was full of accolades for management and staff of the department, describing the Seminar Series as a “Morale Booster” coming at the appropriate time.
“We are very happy for this exercise, on behalf of my course mates I say a big thank you to our department and management, and this is coming at the right time, boosting our morale as we embark on our Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)”. He said.
Mr. Ugochukwu further stated that, “It has improved our skills in Report Writing and Presentation and we really appreciate it, with this exercise we can now venture into the market as entrepreneurs in paint production” he concluded.
Also speaking after the event, Head of Chemical Sciences Department, Dr. Iheoma Adekunle said this is the first of the Seminar Series expressing her satisfaction at the high level of performance by the students.
Dr. Adekunle said the purpose of the exercise is to prepare graduates that are marketable entrepreneurs that can make a mark in the labour market.
She further disclosed that technologists and lecturers in the department will soon commence their Lecture Series to further boost and sustain the standard of research, learning and teaching while revealing that the department plans to embark on commercial soap production hoping for linkages with some industries.
The Head of Department also stated that the pioneer students have been thought Basic Laboratory Techniques and Instrument Usage to expose them to basic industrial working environments they may face during SIWES.
The First Seminar Series witnessed presentations by 13 out of 15 students in the department followed by an interactive question and answer session on paint production.
Present at the seminar were lecturers, technologists and support staff of the department.