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Emel Group visits UNEVOC Centre, Yaba College of Technology

The Yaba College of Technology UNEVOC Centre received a delegation from Emel Group Nigeria. They were the Managing Director, Mr. Roy Chatterjee and the Technical Assistant Mr. Vijal. Also present at the meeting was the HOD, Physical Science, Yaba College of Technology, Mr. Akaegbobi

Receiving them at the UNEVOC Centre office, the Coordinator, Dr (Mrs.) Funmilayo Doherty briefed the Emel team on the roles and mission of the UNEVOC Centre, which include collaboration with private organizations, showcasing TVET best practices and training students on skills acquisitions required for the world of work.

The Managing Director, Emel Group introduced the organization as a business conglomerate with over four decades of operation in Nigeria. The diverse interest of the organization includes Consumer Products, Corporate Services and Infrastructure. An area of interest that brought the MD to the College is Renewable Energy which the organization have been making giant stride. There are several projects and products that Emel Group has introduced into the Nigerian market including:

  • Partnership with China National Petroleum Corporation on the Independent Power Project (IPP) in Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Solar Way products
  • The Onigbagbo Total Solar-powered Filling Station, a partnership with Total Group and is officially the largest rooftop solar system in Africa and the largest solar- powered filling station for Total anywhere in Africa and the Middle-East

In this vein, the HOD, Physical Science briefed the team on the various researches particularly on Solar that the department has initiated. Some latest discoveries on why several solar projects have not been successful in the past were discussed. The meeting concluded with some important decisions and these are:

  • Initiating partnership between Emel Group and Yaba College of Technology for training and development of the students as Solar Entrepreneurs. This is to be facilitated by the YCT UNEVOC Centre in conjunction with the Physical Science department and the School of Engineering
  • Curriculum development for Solar training for students
  • Setup of a SolarWay Counter in the College
  • Invitation of Emel Group to speak at the forthcoming Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

The meeting ended with an assessment of the solar project at the Science Complex in the College. The assessment was led by the HOD, Physical Science.

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