Anambra metallurgical institute admits 300 students
As part of the efforts to boost the country’s manpower development needs, the Metallurgical Training Institute (MTI), Onitsha, Anambra State, has admitted 300 students.
Director and Chief Executive Officer of the institute, Bode Fakuade, emphasised the need for the students to embrace a healthy reading culture at a ceremony to mark the admission of the students held at its auditorium.
He advised the students to always make use of the institute’s library and sporting facilities, which he said, had been upgraded in line with Federal Government’s directives.
He congratulated the new students for their choice to study in the institute pointing out that it would enable them acquiring technological skills that would promote their employment.
Fakuade, however, cautioned against cultism, stealing, truancy and other social vices capable of derailing their academic pursuit.
He also stressed the need for the students to cultivate a culture of security consciousness as the country was currently passing through security challenge and advised them to report any suspected security threats.
He told the students that government had approved new machines for the institute, while old and dilapidated ones were currently undergoing repairs.
The MTI, which was established in 1977 through a bilateral agreement between the Federal Government and Germany, had the mandate to train middle-level manpower for technological development of the country.
A high point of the event was the administering of the traditional oath to the new students, as well as dance and a speech by the Students’ Union President, Sopuruchukwu Promise Mba.
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