Tuesday, June 6, 2017

COREN appoints Senator Iyiola Omisore, as a resource person in the accreditation visitation team to a Federal University

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering profession in Nigeria, COREN has appointed former Osun State deputy governor and two-term Senator, Senator Iyiola Omisore, as a resource person in the accreditation visitation team to the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State.
In a letter signed by the Registrar of the Council, W. Kamila Maliki, Dr. Omisore, a COREN certified engineer, is expected to serve as a resource person to the visiting accreditation panel.
He is required to cover the undergraduate programme of Mechanical Engineering at the institution.
The team is expected to stay for five days at the university, after which they will turn up their reports. Engr Omisore has in the recent past been canvassing for the need for governments at all levels to embrace appropriate models in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) initiative. In November last year, Omisore was a guest speaker at the Nigerian Society of Engineers Annual Conference and African Engineering Confab in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
He presented a paper on the topic: Nigeria’s Infrastructure Deficit: Beyond the Limitation of Finance in Public Private Partnership and Project Procurement Options.
He was also the guest speaker at the Nigerian Engineering Conference 2017, an event organised by the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Students Chapter of the Obafemi Awolowo University on May 29, 2017.  He has authored several articles, literatures and presented papers on Engineering, Infrastructural Development and Public Private Partnerships in and outside the country.
COREN is the statutory body in Nigerian Constitution that is mandated to regulate on engineering practices in the country. It is part of its constitutional obligation that it also accredit engineering institutions in the country. Committees are drawn from wide sectors of the engineering family, between practicing Engineers, Academics Representative and policy makers.  The committee will visit the institution and inspect the facilities as well as interview the staff and management. The report will determine whether the Institution should be given provisional accreditation or not.

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