A Report on FUTO Student Branch 2016 Skillup Workshop Held From the 4th – 23rd July, 2016


The 2016 FUTO SB Skillup Workshop training was organized to facilitate increased technical exposure as well as strengthening capacity building initiatives of young undergraduate students from 100-500 level in the fields of electro-technology (Electrical Electronics, Physics, Computer science, science Lab technology and Mechatronics).students

The event which held at the School of Engineering (SEET) complex building (EEE lecture halls) from 4th -23th July, 2016 had the keynote speech by the IEEE SB Councilor/IEEE Treasurer- Engr. Kennedy, C. Okafor.

The facilitators were drawn from the pool of graduating IEEE 500 level students whose details are detailed below:

1. Arduino Programming and Robotics   –     Mr. Ejike Brian, Ekeh Isidore,  Egejuru Henry (500Level)
2. Web Programming and Development   –        Mr. Idoko Nicholas (500Level)
3. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)   – Mr.Analechi Chiebuka Edwin (500Level)
4. Circuit Design and Simulation Using Proteus & Multisim  – Mr. Njoku Nnamdi  (500Level)
5. MATLAB Programming  –     Mr.Elezua Obinna E. (Convener/Immediate Past SB Chair) (500Level)
6. Photoshop –                                                         Mr. Okeke Chibuikem (300Level)


Skillup Administrators and Mangers
1. Media Cordinator –                                          Mr. Chukwudi Percy C. (500Level)
2. Technical Cordinator –                                    Mr.Uchegbu Walter  (500Level)
3. Publicity Cordinator  –                                     Mr. Otugeme Ekene. (500Level)
4. Current IEEE FUTO Student Branch executives  (100-300Level)



At the end of the three weeks training, the Skillup Team donated a brand new 2.8KVA Generator for FUTO SB. This was handed over to the current SB chair – Mr. Njoku Ifeanyi.


The following lecturers from EEE departments were given award in recognition of their continued support and mentorship leading to a successful 2016 IEEE FUTO SB Skillup Program. They include:

  1. Engr. Prof. Gloria Chukwudebe. (IEEE Africa Area Chair)
  2. Engr. K.C Okafor (IEEE Treasurer/FUTO SB Councilor)
  3. Engr. I. F. Ezebili.



On behalf of IEEE FUTO SB, I specially want to thank our IEEE Africa Chair (Engr. Prof. G.A Chukwudebe) and the main convener of the Skillup initiative-Mr. Obinna Elezua E.(Immediate Past SB Chair and the current SB Exco.  With the successful conclusion of the 2016 Skillup, I recommend that imitative of this nature should be encouraged and rewarded to foster continuity.



With the various challenges facing the various SBs in various institutions, the following recommendations are made:

  1. Appropriate coordination of the SBs via their councilors with adequate support from the Nigeria Section on yearly basis. Such framework will promote sustainable membership drive
  2. The Membership development office should continually call for reports from each SB regarding their quarterly activities, etc.
  3. Competitions with awards should be organized from time to time to draw the SBs closer to the Nigeria section.


Kennedy Chinedu Okafor

IEEE FUTO SB Councilor

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