The PAADC (Professor Ayo Awojobi Design Competition) 4.0 Executive Committee members were around in the village with updates and to seek support in various ways. The Team flaunts a robust and rich report very befitting of the Ayo Awojobi name and legacy.
The briefing covered what had been done so far and ideas invested in several aspects of the annual competition’s planning. It featured efforts made and grounds conquered in various aspects of planning, namely: competition body & scope; guests, judges & panelists; external engagement; logistics; administrative coordination; sponsorships & partnerships and fundamental restructuring to take the competition to the next level.
Led by Omoniyi Fasasi, the team of 7 also included Adetoro Ajenifuja, Oluwabusayo Sunmonu, Abdulsalam Akinlusi, Oluchi Nwaokorie, Daniel Demehin, and Muhammed Abdulkadir.
The Competition has now been taken to higher institutions in all six geo political zones and the number of participating schools has risen to 75, up from 45 in 2019.
PAADC has expanded its scope beyond Engineering solutions to cover initiatives in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM.
The grand finale is set for July 2020.
Today, we celebrate an author, inventor, social crusader, and activist – Professor Ayodele Oluwatuminnu Awojobi in whose honour this competition is named. Born today, 12th of March, 1937, he was an embodiment of innovation, divergent thinking and activism. He was considered a scholarly genius by his teachers and peers for his stellar academic performances and was awarded several scholarships. He rose to be the youngest professor in engineering at the University of Lagos. He was an educationist who encouraged his students to break barriers and think outside the box. He died on the 23rd of September, 1984.
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