Ten graduates of Summit University Offa, have graduated as certified Printed Circuit Board (PCB) experts from Momas Metering School.
The graduation was in line with entrepreneurship partnership initiative of the two institutions to promote industrialization in the country.
The initiative has been widely applauded by a South African researcher, Dr. Hassan Shoyiga, who highlighted that PCBs, flexible/foldable electronic circuits, and conductive inks are currently the focus of nanotechnology and materials science due to their broad applications.
This initiative is particularly welcome in Nigeria, at institutions like Summit University, Offa, Momas, and One Innovation Hub, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria.
The adoption of this technology is yet to be fully embraced by many African countries and represents a significant milestone in the advancement of technology in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, as well as empowering the community youth.
The introduction of this initiative by the trio demonstrates collaborative efforts aimed at providing quality education and preparing students and youth in Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria for the future. Additionally, this initiative creates an opportunity for students and researchers in Nigeria to contribute to the advancement of nanotechnology.
Momas Technology, One Innovation Hub, and Summit University, have taken the lead in adopting new technologies by introducing a new initiative in nanotechnology.
The primary objective of this initiative is to empower and revolutionize the town and the country at large by focusing on the production of PCBs, which may later include flexible/foldable electronic circuits and conductive inks.
This development is a significant milestone in the field of materials science.
As noted by Dr. Shoyiga, “I hope someday I would be able to join the group at SUN, Offa, to develop the initiative further if given the opportunity.” This reflects the excitement and pride that many Nigerians and non-Nigerians feel about this new initiative.
The introduction of this new initiative in nanotechnology by Summit University, Momas Technology, and One Innovation Hub is a commendable development that deserves recognition. It is hoped that this initiative will inspire other institutions in Nigeria and Africa to embrace new technologies and contribute to the advancement of science and technology in the region, he said.
In addition to this initiative, Summit University, Offa has introduced the Seven Skills agenda to ensure that graduates possess the skills required to excel in their respective industries. These skills include Financial Literacy, Clean and Renewable Energy, Artificial Intelligence and ICT, Family and Leadership, Islam and Global Citizenship, Acadopreneurship, and History, Heritage, and Storytelling.
The University aims to produce graduates who will make valuable contributions to the fourth industrial revolution and the achievement of sustainable development goals.