SPDC Builds Marine Engineering Lab For RSUST

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The Shell Petroleum
Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has restated its commitment towards improving the quality of education in Nigeria.
The Managing Director of  the company, Mr. Mutiu Somonu said this at  the ground breaking for marine engineering laboratory at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) Port Harcourt.
Mr. Somonu also said that inline with the company’s  desire to foster  a mutually beneficial relationship with the  university,  a complete  and integrated  set  of  marine hydrodynamic ware simulation equipment valued  at N100 million was also donated to the management.
The Managing Director who as represented by the  General Manager, Sustainable Development, Mr. Nedo Osayande said that, the move was to support teaching, research and learning in the Department  Marine of Engineering.
According to him, the ceremony is a further demonstration of SPDC’s desire to enhance educational development in Nigeria and strengthen the quality of marine research and teaching in RSUST.
“Other strides by the company in the educational sector include, the  endowment of eight  professional chair in eight universities as well as the awards of scholarship to over 4,000 university undergraduates, “he added.
He expressed hope that the project would be completed soon, with the active support from the  university.
Responding, the vice chancellor of the university, Professor B.B. Fakae described the move as a testimony  to the academic excellence of the university.
Prof Fakae also said that the project would boost the teaching and learning of marine engineering in the institution.

Cross section of pupils of Abec Nursery/Primary school at the 2014 Unity Day celebration held at the school compound recently. Photo:  Prince Dele Obinna
Cross section of pupils of Abec Nursery/Primary school at the 2014 Unity Day celebration held at the school compound recently. Photo: Prince Dele Obinna