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College seeks varsity status as it matriculates 387

By Ngozi Egenuka
13 January 2022   |   2:39 am
The Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology (FCFMT), Lagos, has admitted 387 fresh students, with a warning against vices, such as cultism, gangsterism and anti-social behaviours

The Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology (FCFMT), Lagos, has admitted 387 fresh students, with a warning against vices, such as cultism, gangsterism and anti-social behaviours.
   
The provost, Dr Paul Chuks Onuoha, who stated this while addressing the fresh students also announced that the school is set for conversion to a degree-awarding institution. 
 

 
Already, Onuoha said all necessary conditions have been met.
   
The provost disclosed that the college was established to address the manpower requirement of the nation’s inshore fleet and produce indigenous experts, who would service the growing fisheries and maritime sub-sectors of the economy.

Already, Onuoha said graduates of the college are being sought after in the labour market.

 
With facilities already in place, the provost said plans are underway to introduce smart e-learning for efficient teaching delivery.
   
According to him, those facilities are aimed at improving the teaching and learning environment, while making students comfortable and more productive.
   
As part of efforts to encourage academic excellence among students, the provost said he instituted three scholarship awards in 2021 for best students in selected core courses, best ND1 and HND1 Students and overall best graduating students in ND and HND.
   
Having provided the enabling environment for learning, Onuoha tasked the students to strive for excellence.
   
‘’Your future is in your hands. It is up to you to choose to succeed in the realisation of your dreams,’’ he warned.
   
Cautioning against vices, the provost reminded that there are great consequences if anyone is caught.    
   
He said: ‘’A student who does not have vision can be likened to a vessel without a rudder. “In a turbulent time, it will be at the mercy of the sea. Some of you will spend a considerable amount of time participating in college sporting activities, organised religious events and other recreational activities. However, my candid advice is that you should not allow these activities to conflict with your studies.
 
 
“Your choice of Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology as the   first institution out of many others is a clear confirmation of the confidence reposed on us for our academic excellence.”
   
The fresh students were admitted into departments of Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Maritime Transport and Business Management, Fisheries Technology, Marine Transport and Business Studies as well as Industrial and Labour Relations.