Federal Polytechnic Ilaro (FPI) has won the prestigious UNESCO-UNEVOC BONN award for Nigeria thanks to the brilliant work of a team of researchers led by Olasunkanmi Olapeju (PhD).
The team, which includes fellow PhDs, town planners, engineers, and other academics, received the award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to education and vocational training in the country.
In addition to this remarkable achievement, Olapeju’s team also secured the first National Research Fund grant from TETFUND for FPI. This grant is a testament to the team’s commitment to advancing knowledge and promoting innovation in various fields.
Olapeju, who hails from the Olapeju family in Idoani, Ondo State, is a proud alumnus of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) and a national patriot. He expressed his gratitude for the recognition and attributed the success to the hard work of his team and the support of the management and staff of FPI.
The UNESCO-UNEVOC BONN award is a global recognition of outstanding initiatives in vocational education and training, with a focus on improving access, quality, and relevance. The award is given to institutions or individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of skills for the world of work.
Olapeju’s team has been working tirelessly to improve the quality of vocational education and training in Nigeria, and this award is a testament to their dedication and commitment. Their work is a shining example of what can be achieved when passionate and talented individuals come together to tackle pressing social and economic challenges.
The FPI community is delighted by this news, and everyone is proud of Dr. Olapeju and his team for their remarkable achievements. The sky is just the beginning for this exceptional group of researchers, and we look forward to their future contributions to the advancement of knowledge and innovation in Nigeria and beyond.