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  • Africa Energy Generation Prize 2020

    Posted 2020-07-27 12:38:23 by: ENG Team

    An innovative competition for Made in Africa solutions.   The Africa Energy Generation Prize aims to reward young African talents who have an innovative  project  or idea  in the energy, health or agribusiness sectors. The proposed projects must promote, in these sectors, access to essential services for as many people as possible with the potential of having a concrete impact on the socio-economic development of the continent.   FOR WHO? All motivated young African residents having an innovative project in one of the 3 thematic areas of the competition. HOW? Complete an application form and submit two videos: a   presentation video of the candidate (2 minutes) and a video presenting the innovative project (5 minutes). THE PRIZE 10 winners will have the chance to enrol in a free 2-year diploma training in our Business Schools. This entrepreneurship training will allow them to transform their innovative idea into a viable startup.   HOW DOES IT WORK? 1. SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT; July 15 - August 15 2. PRE-SELECTION & SELECTION; August 15 - August 25 Make your 2 videos using the "applicant's guide", save them on Youtube and complete the application form for the school for which you are applying to before August 15. 3. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS; August 30 The results of the competition will be communicated by email to the candidates. They will also be published on this page. Applications are reviewed by an internal selection committee to ensure that they meet the selection criteria. When the criteria are met, applications are presented to the jury made up of various personality experts in the themes of the competition. 4. REGISTRATION OF WINNERS; August 30 - September 15 After a few formalities, we will welcome the winners on October 5 on the Accra campus to train and support them in the development of their innovative ...

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  • 2020 NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship

    Posted 2020-07-27 12:26:08 by: ENG Team

    Application for 2020 NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) and its co-venture partners hereby invites applications from qualified Nigerian students for the 2020 NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship Programme. The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerians. It provides yearly grant to the successful applicants from their second year to the completion of their undergraduate degree programme. Eligible undergraduate students studying NUC-accredited courses in Nigerian universities are invited to submit an electronic application via this portal. Ensure you read through all the information in the different tabs before you begin your application.  DEADLINE Applications should be submitted on or before August 28, 2020. The examination date will be communicated to shortlisted candidates only. SNEPCo reserves the right for selection and shortlisting of candidates. Notes 1. Application for NNPC/SNEPCo scholarship is FREE. 2. SCHOLASTICA is the official platform for the NNPC/ SNEPCo National University Scholarship 3. Beware of fraudulent websites when applying for the NNPC/SNEPCo scholarship online. Such websites may ask you to make some payments in the course of the application. 4. E-mail applications are NOT accepted.  5. NNPC/SNEPCo does NOT assign representatives/agents to assist applicants to apply.  6. Any candidate found to have presented false documents will be disqualified or withdrawn at any level of the scholarship process.  7. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the proctored computer-based test For enquiries:  scholastica@dragnet-solutions.com Follow us on Twitter @Shell_Nigeria for regular update   Please be informed that all personal data will be processed in accordance with Shell Global Privacy Policy available ...

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  • Covenant University and Coursera Partnership

    Posted 2020-07-09 12:09:41 by: ENG Team

    Covenant University, the first Higher Education Institution to partner with Coursera for full-scale Blended Learning in Africa. by  - TechCity , the leading online learning platform, to address the need for job-relevant skills on the continent. Covenant is the first African higher education provider to partner with Coursera to offer full-scale blended learning to all 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The partnership will help diversify Covenant’s on campus curriculum with top online learning courses from Coursera, with plans to continue growing the partnership in the year ahead. More than 63 million learners globally use Coursera to gain job-relevant skills. “Covenant has a long history pioneering and disrupting the higher education system in Africa and with this new partnership it is now leading in accelerating the long-overdue digital transformation in African Higher Education. We understand that Coursera for Campus empowers any university to offer high-quality, job-relevant online learning to students, alumni, faculty, and staff. We are thrilled to both activate this partnership with Coursera and stand as the first institution fully integrating high quality onsite and online learning in Africa with them”, said Prof. AAA Atayero, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University. Through the partnership, every Covenant student will have access to the Coursera catalog of 3,800 online courses, as long as the individual remains a student, alumni, or faculty of the institution. Coursera courses span popular university subjects like engineering, business, data science, health, and arts and are divided into weekly modules with video and reading lessons. Course performance is assessed via quizzes and peer assignments, and learners receive a certificate upon completion. Intensive work has gone into tying 30% ...

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  • Request for Proposal (RFP) Telecommunications Based Research Innovation from Academics in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

    Posted 2020-07-09 11:15:58 by: ENG Team

    Request for Proposal (RFP) Telecommunications Based Research Innovation from Academics in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions.   The Nigerian Communications Commission, the Regulator of the telecommunications industry in Nigeria, supports amongst other things, telecommunications-based innovations and research from tertiary institutions in the country that are practical, locally realizable and have clear potential of developing the telecommunications industry. Pursuant to this objective the Commission invites proposals from academics in tertiary institutions that have feasible research ideas, capable of replacing or enhancing foreign technologies in the telecommunications in Nigeria. It is envisaged that the initiative will help build capacity in the tertiary institutions and promote Nigeria’s contribution to the pool of technologies in use in the communications industry. Areas of Research 1. Innovative clean energy Technology2. 5G deployment in Nigeria3. IoT Low Power Wide Area Network (WAN) Technology4. Advanced method of Quality of Service (QoS)/Quality of Experience Management and test mechanism5. Monitoring and localisation of drones Requirements Interested researchers are required to submit their proposals which must:1. Come from teaching Academics in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions; and2. Have a one-page executive summary of the research proposal to include relevance of the research to the telecommunications industry, deliverables, novelty of concept, methodology, team experience, project timeline and detailed cost schedule. Evaluation Criteria The criteria for the evaluation of the research submissions include the following:1. The area must fall within the specified areas of research2. Adherence of proposal to stated requirements above3. Novelty of research proposal (comprehensive literature review to bring out clearly the novelty of the research).4. Clear statement and explanation of the problem.5. Proposed solution to the problem.6. ...

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  • Aspire 2024: NCC Strategic Management Plan 2020 – 2024

    Posted 2020-07-09 11:02:48 by: ENG Team

    NCC Strategic Management Plan 2020 – 2024; Aspire 2024.    See Details -   More On Aspire ...

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  • Energy Park and Oil Blending Park by NCDMB

    Posted 2020-07-09 10:49:20 by: ENG Team

    NCDMB Signs Investment Agreements With DUPORT Midstream, ERASKON On Energy Park, Oil Blending Plant. …projects to create 1500 jobs.   The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has signed equity investment agreements with two companies-Duport Midstream Company for the establishment of an Energy Park in Egbokor, Edo State and Eraskon Nigeria Limited, for a lubricating oils blending plant in Gbarain, Bayelsa State. The Board’s investments will catalyse industrialization, with the two partnerships expected to generate about 1,500 direct, indirect, and induced employment opportunities, in addition to several other spin-off economic activities that will be developed where these projects are located. The planned Energy Park comprises a 2,500bpd modular refinery, 30MMscfd gas processing facility, which will include a CNG facility and 2MW power plant. Similarly, the lubricating oils blending plant will be the first of such plant in Bayelsa State and will have the capacity to produce 45,000liters per day and enhance the availability of engine oils, transmission fluids, grease and other products. The Executive Secretary NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote signed the Shareholders Agreements and Share Subscription Agreements at the Board’s liaison office in Abuja while Dr. Akintoye Akindele, Managing Director of Duport Midstream Company and Mr. Maxwell Oko, Managing Director of Erakson Nigeria Ltd equally signed for their firms respectively. In his remarks, the Executive Secretary explained that the investments were part of the approvals granted recently by the Board’s Governing Council chaired by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva. He clarified that the investments were coming under the Board’s commercial ventures program and was in sync with the Board’s vision to serve as a catalyst for the industrialisation of the Nigerian oil and gas industry and its linkage ...

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  • NCDMB $50M Research & Development Fund

    Posted 2020-07-09 10:39:21 by: ENG Team

    $50M NIGERIAN CONTENT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FUND APPROVED.   The Governing Council of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has approved the establishment of a US$50 million Nigerian Content Research & Development Fund (NCR&DF). At the NCDMB Governing Council meeting which held on June 16, 2020 under the chairmanship of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, the Council approved the deployment of $50million Research Fund for sustainable funding of NCDMB’s mandate on Research & Development as enshrined in Sections 37 to 39 of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act 2010, which empowers NCDMB to superintend over R&D activities in the oil and gas industry. NCDMB is implementing the Research and Development Roadmap to institutionalize a robust R&D ecosystem that will lead to continuous development of technology, materials and process for industry application from indigenous research efforts. A major success pillar is closing systemic weakness of inadequate funding architecture for R&D activities in the Oil and Gas industry. Nigeria spends about 0.2% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on R&D and this indicates a poor commitment to R&D, resulting in over-dependence on foreign technology for critical economic development activities, including oil and gas operations. The NCDMB R & D Fund is expected to close this gap and will be applied in four broad Intervention areas, namely-Research (basic and applied), establishment of Centers of Excellence in Academic and Research Institutes, Sponsorship of commercialization of Research and Sponsorship of endowment of professorial chair. The operating model has been designed to ensure transparent and well-focused application of the Fund and it includes a Governance structure to leverage experienced researchers and industry experts in the decision-making process of selecting activities to be ...

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  • The Nigerian Academy of Engineering Elects it's 11th President

    Posted 2020-07-09 10:23:06 by: ENG Team

    Engr. Alex O. Ogedegbe Takes Office As 11th President of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering.      A former Managing Director, Port Harcourt Refining Company Ltd, Engr Alex O. Ogedegbe, assumed mantle of leadership of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering last week as he took over from Engr. Prof Fola Lasisi. The hand over was formalised at an online Annual General Meeting of the Academy last week.   The accomplished Chemical Engineer was also Managing Director, Kaduna Refining & Petrochemical Company Ltd; Group General Manager, NNPC, Group Managing Director’s Office; Managing Director, National Engineering and Technology Company NETCO; and Director General, Nigerian College of Petroleum Studies, Kaduna.    From 1999 to 2003, he was NNPC Group Executive Director (Engineering and Technology) where he retired at statutory age of 60 years. He is currently Chairman of ILF Consulting Engineers Nigeria Limited, Chairman, Macmorgan Engineering Limited and Chairman of Gas Terminalling Nigeria Limited., an indigenous gas company.   Engr Ogedegbe is also a Past President of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, and Past President, Oil & Gas Design Engineers of Nigeria (OGDEN).   The new President said in an acceptance speech that  he would be guided by the Academy's tradition of highest ethical process in serving its think tank mandate and solicited the support of past presidents, Council and all Fellows, and most importantly, by the Grace of the Almighty ...

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  • NSE President's unveiling of 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Best Brains In Engineering

    Posted 2020-07-09 10:15:58 by: ENG Team

    NSE Gives Scholarship to Outstanding Students in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).     For their excellent performance in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), 16 candidates have been awarded a scholarship worth N16million by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) to study engineering courses in higher schools. The beneficiaries, comprising males and females, have indicated interest to study mechanical, industrial production, electrical, computer as well as civil engineering in Nigerian universities. The best three of the 16 candidates, Maduafokwa Egoagwuagwa Agnes, Nwobi Okwuchuwu David, and Ojuba Mezisasha Shalom, scored 365, 363 and 359 in the examination. Each of the candidates will get N200, 000 per year for the next five years if they gained admission this year. Besides, each of them got a brand new laptop while the best candidate, Maduafokwa got an extra new laptop and a tablet donated by the President, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria, Mrs. Funmilola Ojelade, and other sponsors Speaking virtually at the unveiling of the candidates in Lagos, the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, described the gesture by the NSE as uncommon in the history of the profession. He said it would go a long way in deepening students’ interest in the engineering profession and bridging the observed capacity gap among engineering graduates. According to Zulum, an engineer, the initiative will also strengthen existing policies towards capacity development for the industry. He pledged to support the society in achieving its mandate. Addressing the gathering, which attracted parents, top practicing engineers in Nigeria and across the world as well as officials of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the President of NSE, Babagana Mohammed, explained that the gesture was in line with the institution’s strategic mission and objective ...

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  • The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2021

    Posted 2020-06-29 10:47:44 by: ENG Team

    The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to engineering innovation. It awards crucial commercialisation support to ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges, demonstrating the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. An eight-month period of tailored training and mentoring culminates in a showcase event where a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with three runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000   Applications for the Africa Prize 2021 are now open, find out . Applications close on 14 September at 4pm GMT+1. For any further enquiries, please contact ...

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