Osun to establish mechatronics institute

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30 Osun indigenes are to travel to Germany for training.

The Osun State Government said on Saturday that it would establish an automotive specialist institute to be named Bola Ige Mechatronics Institute, BIMI, at the Osun College of Technology, Esa-Oke.

Semiu Okanlawon, director, bureau of communications and strategy, office of the governor, said this in a statement in Osogbo.

According to him, the institute when completed will be the first of its kind in the country.

He said the institute would specialise in modern technology of combining electro-mechanical systems with full automated control known as “Mechatronics.”

Mechatronics deals with automated systems, combining all key aspects of engineering-mechanical, electronics, computer, telecoms and more. The commonest application is in robotics.

Osun government said it has concluded arrangements to send 30 indigenes of the state to Germany to properly master the technology.

“The fund for the project is an intervention soft loan provided by the National Automotive Council through its Auto Development Fund Loan Scheme with the Bank of Industry (BOI).

“Following due process, advertisement was placed to attract qualified automotive, mechanical and electrical engineers and technicians who have been tested and recruited,” Okanlawon said.

According to him, they are to go for a two-month training course at LN, Germany and will thereafter return to install the machines in the complex at Esa-Oke. (NAN)


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