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News Updates – Covenant University Student Wins 2015 SPE Africa Contest

Covenant University Student Wins 2015 SPE Africa Contest

A 500 Level Petroleum Engineering student of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Zainab Titus, has emerged the winner at the 2015 SPE Africa Region Students Technical Paper contest which took place on April 18, 2015 at the Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Zainab was selected through a rigorous process in which the SPE considered over 170 submitted abstracts from African students in various universities across the continent.

From this, twelve (eight in the undergraduate category and four in the postgraduate category) were successful and invited in an all-expense paid to present their works at Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda.

Titus presented an abstract on “Analytical Model for Improving Completion Efficiency and Production Optimisation,” a newly developed diagnostic tool with wide industry applications.

This earned her remarkable approval from the panel of judges and other participants, thereby emerging “The First Place Winner for the Undergraduate Category in Africa” despite being the first representation of the university ever in the contest.

Meanwhile, the first place winners in both categories would represent Africa at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Texas, USA in September 2015.

In a similar vein, the university recently had the highest listing of leading Nigerian scientists by a Spanish-based research group, Cybermetrics. The university produced 78 out of the 500 Nigerian scientists listed

NBTE Approves 5 New Programmes In Yabatech

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has approved five of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) new programmes.

This is contained in a press statement signed and released by Mr Charles Oni, YABATECH’s Head, Public Relations Unit, and made available to newsmen in Lagos on Thursday.
The programmes are: the Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication, Banking and Finance, Metallurgy Engineering, National Diploma in Welding and Fabrication and Public Administration.

The statement commended the Tertiary Education Trust Fund,(TETFund) governing council and its members for their support in the drive to sustain YABATECH as the institution of first choice in technological education.

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