Cardify, University of Ibadan, and NSE Collaborate to Induct the 2022/2023 Engineering Graduates

Cardify, University of Ibadan, and NSE Collaborate to Induct the 2022/2023 Engineering Graduates

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Bridging Education and Industry

In a significant collaboration that bridges academic excellence and professional prowess, Cardify Africa, the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), and the Faculty of Technology at the University of Ibadan are set to host an induction ceremony for the 2022/2023 cohort of engineering graduates. This distinguished event will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the Large Lecture Theatre of the Faculty of Technology, commencing at 10:00 am.

Celebrating Academic and Professional Excellence in Engineering

The ceremony promises to be a memorable occasion, graced by eminent personalities from both the engineering and academic sectors. Prof. Kayode O. Adebowale, the esteemed Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, will be the Chief Host, highlighting the university’s unwavering commitment to nurturing industry-ready professionals. Accompanying him in this significant event are Prof. A. I. Bamgboye, Dean of the Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, and Engr. Ibraheem F. Bello, Chairman of the NSE Ibadan Branch.

Adding to the event’s prestige, the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Margaret Aina Oguntala, will chair the occasion. Her presence underscores the NSE’s dedication to advancing excellence within the engineering profession in Nigeria.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ibrahim Aderemi – An Innovator and a Leader

A highlight of the ceremony will be the keynote address by Mr. Tunde Ibrahim Aderemi, the visionary CEO and Founder of Cardify Africa. Mr. Aderemi, a luminary in the tech industry, is expected to deliver an inspiring speech that will galvanize the new engineer-graduates.

Mr. Aderemi’s journey in the tech world began with a robust foundation in engineering, complemented by an entrepreneurial spirit that led to the creation of LoadNG, Shortleters, and Cardify Africa. His company has been at the forefront of technological innovation in Ibadan and Nigeria, offering solutions that address some of Africa’s most pressing financial inclusion challenges. Under his leadership, Cardify Africa has achieved remarkable milestones in fintech, becoming a catalyst for economic transformation across the continent.

As the keynote speaker, Mr. Aderemi will share insights from his extensive experience, highlighting the intersection of engineering and entrepreneurship. He will discuss the importance of adaptability, continuous learning, and leveraging technology to create impactful solutions. His speech is expected to empower the new graduates to think beyond conventional boundaries and embrace innovative approaches in their professional endeavors.

Induction into the Nigerian Society of Engineers: A Rite of Passage

The induction into the Nigerian Society of Engineers is more than a ceremonial event; it is a rite of passage that signifies the graduates’ readiness to assume their roles as professionals. This induction provides them with a platform to network with seasoned professionals, gain access to resources that will aid their career development, and adhere to the ethical standards that govern the engineering profession.

This induction ceremony represents a monumental moment for the new engineering graduates, formally welcoming them into the Nigerian Society of Engineers. It marks the beginning of their professional careers, symbolizing their transition from academic scholars to industry professionals poised to make meaningful contributions to national development.

Bridging Academia and Industry: A Strategic Partnership

One of the key objectives of this partnership is to bridge the gap between academic learning and industry requirements. The collaboration between the University of Ibadan and the NSE ensures that the curriculum remains relevant and aligned with the evolving needs of the industry. This synergy is crucial in preparing graduates who are not only knowledgeable but also adept at applying their skills in real-world scenarios.

Engineering is a cornerstone of modern society, playing a pivotal role in national development. The contributions of engineers are evident in every aspect of daily life, from infrastructure and transportation to healthcare and technology.

Celebrating Achievements and Looking Forward

This induction ceremony is a celebration of the graduates’ hard work, dedication, and achievements, as well as a testament to the power of collaboration between academia and professional bodies. As these new engineers embark on their professional journeys, they carry with them the potential to drive innovation, solve complex challenges, and contribute to the development and prosperity of Nigeria.

Cardify celebrates the NSE - UI event.
A picture celebrating the latest Engineering graduands from UI

This induction ceremony is not just an event; it is the beginning of a promising future for Nigeria’s engineering community.

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