The Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) and the Nigerian Breweries/Felix Ohiwerei Educational Trust Fund are delighted to announce that its School of Science and Technology will be formally unveiled as the Felix Ohiwerei School of Science and Technology on Friday, November 19, 2021, at the University complex, Km 52, Lekki-Epe expressway, Lagos.
This special honour is in recognition of the contributions of Elder Felix Ohiwerei, a respected and well-known Nigerian boardroom guru, who was the former Chairman/CEO of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Unilever Plc, Fidson Pharmaceuticals, Jubilee Mortgage Bank and is currently the Chairman Jubilee Mortgage Bank and ARM.
Completed in 2020, the School of Science and Technology (SST) is the latest addition to the Pan-Atlantic University schools and is aimed at “forming competent and socially responsible science and engineering professionals who are committed to the promotion of the common good of society and the advancement of the scientific and engineering profession”.
Speaking ahead of the event, the Chairman of the NB/Felix Ohiwerei Educational Trust Fund, Hans Essaadi said – “We are truly honoured to be able to bestow this privilege on a man whose contributions to our company and indeed Nigeria’s corporate sector remains inestimable. We also thank the management of the prestigious Pan-Atlantic University for this honour and look forward to a befitting ceremony”.
The Vice-Chancellor of the Pan-Atlantic University, Prof. Juan Elegido said – “We are extremely grateful to the NB/Felix Ohiwerei Educational Trust Fund, as without their very generous grant, the start of our school of science and technology would have been delayed for several years. We approached several leading companies to ask for their support and only Nigerian Breweries had the vision to perceive the need for a revolution in engineering education in Nigeria. This is similar to what the Lagos Business School-‘another unit of our university–had done for business education”.
Founded in 2002, the Pan-Atlantic University is a private, non-profit educational institution in Lekki, Lagos State, recognised as one of the leading universities in Nigeria.
About Pan-Atlantic University :
Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) is a private, non-profit educational institution in Lagos, Nigeria, providing world-class learning. The Mission Statement of the University is: “to form competent and committed professionals and encourage them to serve with personal initiative and social responsibility the community in which they work, thereby helping to build a beer society in Nigeria and Africa at large“. This dream encapsulates the purpose of the University.
Currently, Pan-Atlantic University has seven main units: Lagos Business School (LBS), Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), School of Media and Communication (SMC), School of Management and Social Sciences (SMSS), School of Science and Technology (SST), Institute of Humanities (IOH), and Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA).
Visit pau.edu.ng to learn more about Pan-Atlantic University.
About Nigerian Breweries PLC:
A member of the HEINEKEN Group, Nigerian Breweries Plc is the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria. Incorporated in 1946 as “Nigerian Brewery Limited”, the company made history in June 1949 when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled out of its Lagos brewery bottling line. Today, it has a rich portfolio of 19 high-quality brands (such as Heineken, Desperados, Maltina, Life, Amstel Malta, Gulder, Fayrouz and Legend) produced from 9 breweries and 2 malting plants which are distributed nationwide.
Nigerian Breweries is also a recipient of several awards and recognition in other areas of its operations including product quality, marketing excellence, productivity and innovation, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability.
To learn more, visit the Nigerian Breweries website: nbplc.com
Corporate Affairs Director