The Nigeria’s Premier Private University, the Igbinedion, University Okada, has invented a renewable solar power generator capable of supplying electricity to the community.

Introducing the device, a 300 level Electrical Engineering student, Tamar Eregbene, said the components of the renewable solar generator includes, a PV panel, a secondary cell battery, an inverter, a charge controller, wires and a case box.

He stated that the device eliminates the use of petrol to power electric generating plants, which according to him, is a challenge in the today country.

Mr. Eregbene noted that the solar energy as a source of power supply is free and therefore, could save a lot of money for the users.

Earlier, the Director of the Centre, Dr. David Umobuarie, said the centre presently had eleven schools where all students of the University at 300 level are trained in different skills.

He recalled that Igbinedion University was the first Nigerian University to introduce entrepreneurship in its curriculum long before the National Universities Commission (UNO) made it a compulsory course for all Nigerian Universities.

Dr. Umobuarie announced that a 400 level student of Engineering, Mr. Abba has been engaged as a resource person in the tailoring school because he distinguished himself when he underwent the training last year.

Again, the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Professor Eghosa Osaghae, later commissioned the school of Desktop Computer and Business Centre, praying that students who undergo training in the school would become employers of labour through the skills they acquire from the school.

The schools following later that made presentations at the exhibition, they are: the school of Animal Husbandry (fishery), School of building, School of Automobile driving, School of Desktop Computer Operation and Business Centre. Others are; School of Catering and Event Management, School of Fashion, School of tailoring / fashion design, School of hair care, School of Cosmetics and toiletries, School of Technology and School of Music.

The University has been working in collaboration with

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