An engineering company, Platform Capital, has promised to donate a robot and renovate six lecture theatres at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Platform Capital, Dr Akintoye Akindele, a Chemical Engineering graduate of the OAU made this know to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, said Akindele had approached the vice-chancellor and intimated him of his intention to assist the university in the areas of renovation and placement of Engineering students on internship in Nigeria and outside the country.
It further said Ogunbodede thanked Akindele and other members of the Platform Capital for spending their time, energy and resources to assist the OAU.
He said, “I can see that in Platform Capital, your primary aim is not to make money at all cost and by all means, but to assist humanity, uplift the younger generation, enhance the quality of life and living; and bring about an overall development of human race in your own little way.
“We shall select and encourage our students who have the brilliance and practicality, and re-engineer their thinking to reflect the realities of time.
“We need people like you in the Platform Capital who are in the field to come over and lecture so that they can bring their practical experience and knowledge to bear on the students who, in turn, would be able to differentiate between class theory and field practical.”