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Glory is to God, as I recently concluded my Industrial attachment (IT). Industrial attachment is a prerequisite for the award of a B.Sc in my Faculty (Technology) and it involved spending a stipulated period in a food related establishment after our third year so as to gain practical experience and needed interaction with the Food industry. This period exposed me to the nitty gritty of the course, an exposure that could never be gotten in the classroom or an institution. I was fortunate and had real fun during this period so much that I cannot wait to graduate.

I started understanding what it really means to be a food engineer; to recognize a problem, design a solution either by simulation or prototype, fabricate and manufacture a physical manifestation of the solution, test and ensure that the solution eliminates the problem totally and earn money as a result.

I also got to understand that we in the food industry are tasked with coming up with alternative, cheaper, wholesome and easily accessible foods through the concept of product development and sensory evaluation to ensure that the public receives the product wholeheartedly.

Nwankpa Chijoke Godwin, a food engineering student wrote from the Department of Food Science and Technology, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He is a member of the  #foodpreneurnewsfamily. Email: [email protected]

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Rasaq Oke

Rasaq Oke hold a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Honours degree in Food Science & Technology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. He is a seasoned Food Technologist and Agribusiness expert with wide and rich industry experience that cut across reputable organization like Guinness Plc, Crown Cork and Seal, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (now Neimeth Pharmaceuticals), Livestock Feeds Plc. and Tantalizers Plc. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FOODDOTCOMACADEMY SERVICES, Managing Consultant with RESPITALITY CARE COMPANY (RCC), and Publisher/ CEO of FOODPRENEURS PUBLISHING COMPANY, the publisher of FOODPRENEURNEWS, a print and online food magazine ( Mr. Oke is an accomplished food entrepreneur, consultant, administrator, instructor, and facilitator. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and the Head,-Editorial Board of the NIFST Food Forum Magazine; An Executive Member of the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Journalist (NAAJ). He is an Full Member and Secretary of the Membership, Certification and Education Committee of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). He a a Media and Communication Consultant to the Lagos State Fadama Coordination Office (SFCO) and the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) in addition to being a Technical Partner to the Lagos State Consumer Protection Authority (LASCOPA). He is married with children and loves playing table tennis as well as travelling.

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