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UNN’s Faculty of Engineering Holds the 20th Herbert Macaulay Memorial Lecture

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All is now set for Engr. Prof. Emenike C. Ejiogu for the 20th The Herbert Macaulay Memorial Lecture (HMML) at Princess Alexanderia Auditorium (PAA), UNN, slated for Friday, the 3rd and Saturday, 4th May 2024 in the Faculty Of Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

According to a statement signed by Engr. Prof. Emenike C. Ejiogu, the Dean, Faculty Of Engineering, which was made available to journalists in Nsukka on Monday, the theme of the 20th HMML is “Harnessing Practical Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Economic Development”.

The statement added that the Board of the Faculty Of Engineering in line with the theme, the highlight of the event include ‘Gown meets Town’ on 3rd & 4th of May, a Technical Exhibition of Practical projects of staff and students of the Faculty Of Engineering and interested private/public sector companies and organizations, with products and services relevant to sustainable economic growth; a Technical Symposium and panel discussion on 3rd May, morning hours, and an Alumni Home coming events scheduled for 3rd May (afternoon/evening).

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The Herbert Macaulay Memorial Lecture (HMML) is scheduled for 4th May too.

It would be recalled that the HMML is the flagship bieniel lecture of the Faculty of Engineering, UNN.

By a speech/resolution of the Faculty Board made at its meeting of October 5, 1978, the Board established a bi-annual memorial lecture series to be known as “The Herbert Macaulay Memorial Lecture (HMML)”.

Hence, the lecture series is one of the oldest lecture series in any Nigerian University.

The lecture was established in honour of Herbert Heelas Macaulay, the Father of Nigerian nationalism, who trained and practiced as an engineer, architect and surveyor, when there was very little distinction between these disciplines.

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The HMML is used to honour lecturers, whom in many cases, must have made outstanding contributions to national development through Engineering, just as the late Herbert did.

The faculty disclosed that some of the past Lecturers at the HMML, include Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo (Rtd), Engr. Dr. Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Engr. Maj. Gen.Mamman Kontangora(Rtd), His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule and a host of other prominent and philanthropic Nigerians.

The statement observed that in line with the past accomplished and distinguished HMML lecturers, the 20th edition of the HMML will feature an accomplished and s distinguished Engineer and entrepreneurial practitioner, Engr. Mrs. Jane Nkechi Egerton-Idehen, the managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Satellite Communications Limited, noting that she will be the first ever female to feature as a HMML lecturer.

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Interestingly, the statement revealed, she has chosen a very timely and appealing title for her lecture, which is, “Championing innovation: A look at Digital Transformation and Economic Diversification in Nigeria”.

The lead speaker for the HMML will be the DG/CEO of the Nigerian Hydrological Agency, Engr. Clement Nze, while the Chairman of the occasion is Royal Academy of Engineering Practice Professor at University of Leads, UK, Engr. Prof. Dr. Paul Eke, a professor of digital twins and systems Engineering.

The entire staff and students of the Faculty of Engineering therefore, invited all stakeholders and the general public to witness at the 2024 HMML memorable events is being organized by the prestigious Faculty of Engineering, UNN.

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