Edo varsity VC, Aluyor, bags FAEO excellence award

THE Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO) has honoured the vice Chancellor, Edo University Iyamho, Professor Emmanuel Aluyor, for his outstanding excellence in engineering education in Africa.

The honour was bestowed on Aluyor at the 2020 General Assembly and Investiture Award ceremony of the organisation held virtually from Ghana because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the organisers, the award was aimed at promoting greatness in the engineering profession, chart a positive direction towards the growth of the African engineering organisations and create a platform for members to celebrate distinguished fellows.

It is also meant to celebrate engineers across the globe that are friends of Africa for their immense contributions and efforts towards advancing engineering education in Africa as well as the recognition of past presidents and leaders of the association.

Speaker after speaker at the online interactive session applauded the roles and efforts of the participants, including the president of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, industry specialists, academic and vice chancellors of universities, amongst others, for lifting the engineering organisation to an enviable height.

The award, presented to Aluyor was in recognition for his tireless efforts and commitment to excellence in engineering education in Nigeria, as well as his distinguished service to FAEO and the larger engineering profession in Africa.

In his remarks, President of the organisation, Martin Manuhwa praised Professor Aluyor and the Vice Chancellor, Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabwe, for particularly making Africa proud in actualising their academic curriculum without interruptions or a hindrance, even in the face of the corona virus pandemic.

Manuhwa, who personally congratulated friends of Africa for their services over the years, also expressed appreciation to the Commonwealth Engineering Council, led by Professor Paul Jowitt from the United Kingdom, for attracting many projects through the African catalysts projects in Africa.

A female engineer, Trudy Morgan from Sierra Leone, in her goodwill message gave assurances on the commitment of female engineers to joining forces with the organisation to make Africa great.

Ahmed Hamdy from Egypt is confident that the leadership of the federation has earned enough confidence that attracted the contributions to engineering development in Africa while Carlos Mineiro Aires, Chair of the Portuguese Engineering Association, described his affinity with Africa as the greatest gift to him and sued for the strengthening of the friendship and togetherness.

Other award recipients got recognitions in other categories, including a Nigerian engineer, M.B Shehu who was a one-time president of the organisation and chairman of the 2020 awards committee.

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