Royal Academy of Engineering UK in collaboration with the University Of Abuja higher Education partnership sub-Saharan Africa Minna chapter has organised a career talk for students of Maryam Babangida Girls Science College Minna to spark their interest in the engineering profession.
In her welcome address, the principal of the school, Hajiya Rakiya Muhammed Bosso appreciated the organizers for the initiative which she described as timely due to ever-advancing technology.
She expressed optimism that the initiative will help students fit into the global system while killing stereotypes associated with the girl-child.
Engr. Professor Oluwafemi Ayodeji Olugboji while appreciating the funding body of the event stressed the need for continuous encouragement and support for girls who have developed an interest in the sciences, especially in engineering.
Speaking on the theme of the career session “Computer-aided Engineering and Work Life of the Female Engineer,” the guest speaker, Engr. Professor Bosede Adeola Orhevba spoke on the wide range of opportunities for women in engineering while explaining to the girls, the various branches of engineering from which they can choose a career
She encouraged the use of STEM education; a teaching technique that will enhance early integration and familiarization with science-related knowledge in an attractive form and spur problem-solving skills in the students
She also spoke on the need to change the stereotypes that are associated with engineering and the girl child.
Search FM News also spoke to one of the students who attended the seminar and she noted that the initiative has impacted her as she has more knowledge on fields of career choices available especially in Engineering.