COREN Registrar unveils gigantic Engineering Building at Achievers University

……asks graduands to embrace lifelong learning.


Acheivers University Owo, unveiled its newly built College of Engineering and Technology amidst pomp and pagentry yesterday.

The opulent edifice which is the first phase has 14 laboratories, 20 well-furnished offices, and 9 capacious lecture rooms.

Speaking at the commissioning of the architectural masterpiece, the Registrar and C.E.O of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Engr. Prof. Joseph Odigure, adjudged that the edifice will add value to the engineering profession, admitting that the building is well cited in an idyllic environment.

He confidently stated that the structure will facilitate teaching, research and development.

After being conducted round the building, the Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegeshin Ajibade, Ogunoye III, described the well equipped building as scarce as ‘hen’s teeth’, maintaining that the Institution had brought face-lift and developments to the host community.

The Monarch who was awestrucked by the modern equipment inside the College extolled the good virtue of the Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Bode Ayorinde.

He said, “I am elated seeing the wonders been performed by the Pro Chancellor, anyone who that sees this edifice will marvel over this idea”

“Unequivocally, Dr. Bode Ayorinde has launched the University and the community into the global map as our people do make reference to this University”

Earlier in his address, the founder of the Institution, Bode Ayorinde, stated that the architectural masterpiece is not ubiquitous, adding that length of the building is 150mtrs.

Dr Bode Ayorinde disclosed that the 150 metres building, has 20 offices, 9 classrooms and 14 laboratories, that are well equipped to turnaround the face of Engineering profession in Nigeria.

He explained that building is one of its kind amidst other colleges of Engineering in Nigeria.

On his part, the Dean of College of Engineering, Dr. Ojongbede disclosed that the aesthetic structure is a blessing to the host community. He also said all stakeholders must play their roles in order to uptick new innovations in the school.

In his closing remark, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Aje, thanked all the guests most especially, the Registrar of COREN and Olowo of Owo for gracing the event of the commissioning.


The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Engr. Prof. Joseph Odigure, has charged the graduands of Achievers University Owo, to be productive by engaging in lifelong learning after certification.

He pointed out the fact that very few people understand the importance of adapting, learning new skills and being actively engaged.

The Don stated this at the 10th Convocation Lecture of University.

While delivering the Convocation lecture entitled: ‘The Reality of University Education Objectives: Post-Convocation Life’, Prof. Odigure noted graduands must be independent in order to build sustainable personal life and society.

He explained that a life bereft of new skills, initiatives, will become the slave of time.

The COREN Registrar used the analogy of Adam in the bible to expound continuous learning process by stating that the first man was focused as his intelligence was never in doubt.

He said: “Today’s Convocation should be about your further learning and character development”

“There is a place for everyone and you have a place in history. A destiny to fulfill, but it all depends on you: the application of your belief in life depends on how you apply the life skills you have acquired”

“Never be deterred by the course or grade you are graduating with, they are not the entirety of your life journey. Reach for the fire within you. Never stop reinventing yourself through rigorous studies”

Amplifying the stance of Prof. Odigure, the founder and Pro Chancellor of the Institution, Dr. Bode Ayorinde, urged undergraduates to get certificate, make good grade and prepare for opportunities lurking around.

“It is sad when there are opportunities, but no certificates. I have approved 15 appointments this morning”

“Go for good grade and wait for opportunities, as character maketh a man. You need to add the totem of the institution which is integrity to your character”, Ayorinde said.

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