FUTA Alumnus – Salami Oluwafemi Babatunde, a graduate of the Department of Mining Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure [FUTA] has clinched the first prize in a National Competition organized for the Best Graduating Student in Mining Engineering from Nigeria’s Higher Institutions in 2016. FUTA Alumnus
The competition was organized by the Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers [NSME]. Students of mining Engineering and related disciplines from Universities and Polytechnics across the country were assessed by jurors who unanimously picked Salami as the overall best student of mining engineering in Nigeria.
Salami was awarded, the Inuwa Gombe Prize, which attracted a Plaque, Certificate and a Cash Prize of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000.00) only which was presented to him at the opening ceremony of the 17th Annual General Meeting/International Conference of Mining Engineers in Kaduna on Thursday, November 9, 2017. FUTA Alumnus
Presenting his plaque to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joseph Fuwape, Salami, a first class graduate said he owed his success to the training he acquired during his studentship in FUTA. “I thank God for my Lecturers and the qualitative education I received during my stay here. FUTA is indeed a blessing to my academic endeavours”.
Congratulating him, the Vice-Chancellor commended salami on the remarkable feat, describing it as an honour well deserved. He said “FUTA is proud of you. I believe by the grace of God, you will go global, the sky is the limit” He described the prize as another attestation of FUTA’s position as the country’s leading University of Technology. FUTA Alumnus