As part of efforts to internationalise its programmes and deliver on its mandate of technical and entrepreneurial education, First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Festo Didactic, a world-leading provider of equipment and solutions for technical education. With the MoU, Tech-U has entered a strategic alliance that would see it leverage on the 55 years’ experience of Festo Didactic.
Through the partnership, the university and Festo Didactic, a world leader in industrial automation technology, producing industrial equipment in the pneumatics and electronics field, would collaborate to enrich the Mechatronics Programme at Tech-U.
Speaking after the signing of the MoU, West African Director of Festo Didactic, Mr. Peter Sengpiel, said he was impressed with the strides already made by the university and that aside working to prepare students to acquire industry know-how through visual academy, online learning, web-based training, Festo would work to source more industry experts to join the Tech-U faculty while also facilitating exchange programmes for the university.
Additionally, the partnership would mainstream Tech-U at the Worldskills conference, the biggest global craftsmanship event. Tech-U Vice Chancellor, Professor Ayobami Salami, expressed satisfaction with the partnership.
He noted that the partnership aligned with the university’s commitment to ensuring that all programmes are adequately enriched with relevant global partnerships to further help the institution in the production of fully competent and innovative students.