SCHOOL PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTIVITY SEMINAR (REGISTER HERE)

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THEME:

The laboratory and Student Performance in WAEC and NECO and other Examinations.

SUB THEME:

Design, Procurement and Management of laboratory facilities.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

School Owners, School Directors, Science Teachers and Laboratory Technologist.

5 DAYS ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT TRAINING IN OWERRI APRIL 2019

Training Objectives

At the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  • Operate and carry out analysis correctly using any of the Equipment
  • Fully understand and have a sound knowledge of working principles of the equipment
  • Work conveniently and safely with any of the Analytical Equipment
  • Improve productivity and efficiency by mastering the necessary skills

FOR WHOM?

Researchers, Laboratory scientists, Environmentalists, Chemists, Microbiologist, Public analyst, Technologists, Other related specialists.

OWERRI SCHEDULE

Gas Chromatography(GC)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Ultra-Violet Spectrophotometry
Date – Monday 8th – Friday 12th April 2019
Training fee – N150,000

TIME

9:00am – 5:00pm Daily

VENUE

Block 3, Achike Udenwa Avenue, Opp. All Seasons Hotel, New Owerri, Imo State.

We give a special discount to a group of four or more! Call 08079792449 now! Discount valid only on payments at least a week before training date.

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Science Teachers & Laboratory Technologists Training in Lagos (Refresher Course 1)

Finlab Nigeria Limited, an indigenous and foremost Laboratory, Scientific, Educational, Manufacturing and distribution company, is pleased to invite Science teachers and Laboratory technologists from your school for a Laboratory Training Refreshers Course.

In the past 20 years, the company as part of its human capital development project has trained scientists from more than 45 tertiary institutions and scientific research & development centres in Nigeria. In order to allow Secondary Schools to also benefit from and not be left behind in this worthwhile project, we have decided to include science teachers and laboratory technologists in the training programme.

The main objectives of this training programme are to:

  • Develop the teaching and practical capacity of science teachers and laboratory technologists by guiding them on successful practical setup;
  • Demonstrate the use of modern equipment to test real life analysis, develop scientific reasoning, master science subject matter, organize standard academic curriculum with real life practical explanation and to clarify career path.
  • Equip laboratory technologists, on the knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), calibration and repair of laboratory equipment.

 

Venue: Finlab Training Room (see address above)

Time:   9:00am – 5:00pm

Duration: 2 Days

Fee: N25,000.00 (highly subsidized) to cover learning materials, lunch & certificate of
attendance)

Enquiries: training@finlabnigeria.com

08066628856

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Laboratory Training Refresher Course 1

Brief on Science Laboratory Technology

A laboratories is a space that provides a well arranged environment in which scientific and technological research, experiments and measurements can be undertaken.

Basically, there are three different kinds of science laboratories. These laboratories are Chemistry, Physics and Biology laboratory. These laboratories have over the years midwived  other laboratories like Research laboratories for chemical analysis, Medical laboratory for clinical pathology test, Electronic lab test for discovery and development of gadget and devices  and the list is in-exhaustive.

Technological / Technical workshop have its elementary root in Introductory Technology Workshop. There are been tremendous and diverse improvement of this workshop with  relationship with science laboratories. Today we have mechanical and automobile workshop, Food engine and Biotechnological laboratories.

Although standard laboratory requires adequate work space yet, every laboratory is built on the space available for it constructions. Regardless of the space or structure of a laboratory it must boast of certain components.

These components are:

  • Furniture and fittings
  • Equipment
  • Chemicals, reagents and apparatus
  • Guidelines

In the construction of a laboratory, there are certain structural modification that must be put into place such as:

  • The availability of windows for ventilation
  • Entry and exit doors
  • Lighting and alarm systems
  • Storage room
  • Waste disposal bin
  • First Aid
  • Sufficient water supply

Guidelines / Safety rules chart is a major component that governs the use of a laboratory. This chart should be seriously adhered to as to avoid accident or explosions in a laboratory. For example, a scientific laboratory is not a cafeteria or a store room (where different types of goods are stored).  Use of laboratory as subject is a prerequisite for every student in educational syllabus, this must be introduced at secondary educational system.

 For a student to be vastly knowledgeable in the area of science and technology, Laboratory practical (Experiment) must be engaged with the theoretical classroom learning experience.  This concludes that every educational institution must have an adequate scientific laboratory to foster the needed growth in the futuristic development of the physical world.

The second edition of girls-only science & technology exhibition by Christopher Kolade Foundation CKF

The Christopher Kolade Foundation (CKF) on Wednesday January 23rd, 2019 organised SHE Fair 2.0 – the second edition of its girls-only science and technology fair – at Harbour Point Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event holds exclusively for girls-only science fair of its scale in Africa. The aim is to showcase the technology proficiency of girls in state public schools, and motivate even more girls to explore the exciting world of science and technology.

This year’s edition showcased projects of SHE Initiative participants from 10 Lagos State public schools. SHE Fair 2.0 also presented a speaker panel of efficacious women in science, a speaker panel of girls in the SHE Initiative program, as well as keynotes by Onyeche Tifase, the CEO of Siemens Nigeria, and Michelle Obatoyinbo, General Manager, Deep Water Operations, Chevron Nigeria.

“Every child should have a fair chance at the extent of opportunities that life affords, and should not be subdued by their socio-economic background or gender,” stated Omobola Lana, CKF’s managing consultant.

She added: “Our partners are making it possible for us to narrow the gap for SHE girls. Through the SHE Initiative, possibilities are ignited, confidence is inspired, skills are developed and dreams are birthed. It is an absolute privilege to be part of the girls’ transformative journey.”
Since 2016, the SHE Initiative has offered over 400 Lagos public school girls unique opportunities to experience science and technology in relatable, interactive and fun ways.

SHE Fair 2.0 was made possible through the generous donation of Zenith Bank, as well as SystemSpecs, Kenna Partners, Arian Capital Management, Julius Berger, KPMG, Coronation Capital, Fountain of Life Church, and Abdulai, Taiwo & Co.

CKF was founded in 1997, as a platform through which its founder, Dr. Christopher Kolade, would make contributions to the development of Nigeria. Guided by an enduring legacy of integrity, professionalism, professional ethics and continuous learning that Dr. Kolade is known for, the Foundation focuses on Education, as its key strategic initiative.

Particular attention was given to promoting Girl-Child Education, Leadership and Governance Education, Christian and Theological Education and Education in Inter-Faith Relations.

The vision of the foundation is geared towards a Nigeria that is known for educational excellence, ethical leadership and interfaith harmony, while its mission is to deliver and support programs that improves education and literacy; promote good leadership and governance; develop the Christian Faith; and advance interfaith harmony.

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CALIBRATION OF INSTRUMENTS

Calibration is the assessment between a known measurement value (the standard) and the value a measurement device gives; Calibration of measuring device with quantity measured such as meter rule, weighing balances, analytical balances.

An instrument “calibration” is the alignment and adjustment of the instrument according to the manufacturer’s instructions and as appropriate as to bringing it to its accuracy within the manufacturer’s predetermined tolerances. This is accompanied with issuance of a “certificate of calibration”.

Calibration of measuring instruments has two objectives. It checks the accuracy of the instrument and determines the traceability of the measurement. In practice, calibration also includes repair of the device when out of calibration.  A report is provided by the calibration expert, which shows the error in measurements with the measuring device before and after the calibration. So one must have a good understanding of the different types of measurement errors.

So why do we need to calibrate our instrument?

The accuracy of all measuring devices degrade over time, Inevitably due to constant use of the device. However, changes in accuracy is caused by electric, mechanical shock or unsafe working conditions.  Depending on the type of the instrument and the environment in which it is being used, it may degrade very quickly or over a long period of time.  Calibration improves the accuracy of the measuring device while this in turn improve the measured product quality.

When should an instrument be calibrated?

Weekly calibrations are good starting point for general use as recommended by experts, this should be driven by the level of threat. The higher or more frequent the risk, the more frequently calibration should take place.

All instruments that provides accurate readings to observations should be calibrated for better performance and to reduce error. Calibrations of machine is done by professionals and this requires training. Calibration certificate is issued on the machine after which it has been calibrated.

Finlab Nigeria Limited prides itself of experts with valuable experience on calibration of various instruments over the years. Finlab have worked with industries, institutions and research centres in the calibrations of their instruments. Experts at Finlab also train personnel in the calibration of measuring instruments. Certificate is awarded for such trainings.