Brand Ambassador ‘Daniel Brimmo’

Introducing Daniel Brimmo from Lagos region in Nigeria!

Where did you study?

I studied Surveying & Geoinformatics at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

What are the requirements to be a surveyor in your area?

The general requirements to become a surveyor in Nigeria as set forth by the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON) is as follows:

  1. A bachelor degree in surveying or geomatics.
  2. Completion of the mandatory one-year National Youth Service corps Programme.
  3. Application for and completion of two years of pupillage/mentorship under a surveyor who has been in practice for at least five years.
  4. Registration for the professional examinations organized by the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON)
  5. Submission of a survey folio with a log book(s), sitting for the written papers and attending an oral interview before an examination panel.
  6. Scoring at least fifty per cent (pass mark) in all the written papers and folio defense.
  7. Attending the induction ceremony where the practicing seal is issued to successful candidates and an oath of service is taken before the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON).

Entry Qualifications for Cadres:

  1. Pre-Technicians: O’Level with credit Score in English Language, Mathematics, Physics/Geography and any other two subjects.
  2. Technicians: ND (Surveying, Photogrammetry, R/Sensing/Carto/Hydro) from SURCON accredited and recognized Institutions.
  3. Technologists: HND (Surveying, Photogrammetry, R/Sensing/Carto/Hydro) from SURCON accredited and recognized Institutions.
  4. Pupil Surveyors: B.Sc – (Surv), B.Tech(Surv) HND+PGD/PD(Surv)/OR Cognate courses – B.Sc(Maths), B.Sc(Computer Science), Photogrammetry, R/Sensing, Carto, Hydro + PD/PDS or PGD + M.Sc(S/G).
How did you get into surveying?

I developed interest in surveying during my teens being motivated by my dad who is a surveyor. This influenced my career choice as I was curious on the usage and operating principle of surveying equipment.

How long have you been in the industry?

I have been in the industry for about five (5) years

Are you part of any associations or organizations you would like us to mention?

I am a member of the following professional associations;

  • Young Surveyors Network, Lagos State Branch
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • World Safety Organization
  • Chartered Institute of Project Management

Why do you want to be a GKiS Brand Ambassador?

Being a Get Kids into Surveying (GKiS) Brand Ambassador will present me a unique opportunity to contribute to the promotion and awareness of surveying among young individuals engaging with students, educators, and the public, showcasing the diverse and exciting field of geospatial profession. I would like to join other GKiS Brand Ambassadors to share in their passion for surveying and geospatial sciences, inspiring the next generation of professionals, fostering interest and curiosity in the geospatial realm.

Why is it important for kids to know about surveying and the wider geospatial industry?

It’s crucial for kids to learn about surveying and the broader geospatial industry for several reasons. Firstly, this knowledge exposes them to a unique career path that combines history, law, mathematics, and indoor/outdoor work. Surveying offers diverse opportunities in different fields, fostering a multidisciplinary skillset. Furthermore, understanding surveying can help kids appreciate the role of this profession in major projects and global development. Surveyors work on remarkable projects and often travel worldwide for their careers, showcasing the exciting prospects within the industry. Additionally, introducing children to the geospatial industry promotes awareness of STEM fields, inspiring them to explore these vital areas.

What are you going to do as an ambassador for GKiS?

As an ambassador for Get Kids into Survey (GKiS), my main role would be to promote and raise awareness about surveying among young people. This involves collaborating with organizations, schools, and communities to introduce students to the world of surveying as a potential career. I would participate in careers fairs, school classrooms, and conferences to present surveying in an engaging manner, showcasing its importance in various industries. Additionally, I would utilize GKiS resources such as educational presentations, comic books, and posters to inspire and educate students about surveying with a goal to ignite curiosity and interest among young minds and encourage them to consider surveying as a rewarding and impactful career path. By implementing these actions, I look forward to creating a strong foundation for fostering interest and nurturing young talent in the industry.

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies are; Travelling, Swimming, Networking with people etc.

If you/your company had a GKiS character, what would it be?

Kids on a vessel deploying marine survey equipment.

What resource would you like to see next from GKiS?

I would love that a video game is developed to incorporate the methodology of achieving various survey operations.