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Dons task students on national development, hardwork

By Kehinde Olatunji
28 October 2021   |   2:32 am
The Provost, Federal College of Education, (Technical) Akoka Lagos, Dr. Waheed Azeez, has stressed the need for students to work smartly and diligently so as to contribute to the development of the country.

The Provost, Federal College of Education, (Technical) Akoka Lagos, Dr. Waheed Azeez, has stressed the need for students to work smartly and diligently so as to contribute to the development of the country.

Azeez, who spoke at the matriculation ceremony of the school’s distance learning programme, noted that with discipline, loyalty, dedication and honesty, there would be no limit to their greatness in life.
   
He enjoined the students to combine both academic and moral excellence throughout their stay on campus, urging them to refrain from acts contrary to rules and regulations of the institution, in order not to jeopardise the realisation of their life ambitions.

  
“These unsavoury acts include, examination misconduct, admission fraud, certificate forgery, cultism, fighting, theft, extortion, rape, illicit drug dealings and membership of unlawful societies and others.
  
“You are strongly advised to be security conscious in your various locations and imbibe good maintenance culture to complement efforts of the college management. Also, you are to avail yourselves of the services of students’ affairs unit in times of difficulties and needs, which can also be done online as distance learners,” Azeez stated.
  
Director of distance learning programme, Mr. Oti Eyetsemitan urged the students to set achievable goals, be focused and avoid procrastination. “Be diligent in your studies, don’t be static, as continuous improvement is a criterion that leads you to stardom. Work on your limitations and you will surely excel.”
    
MEANWHILE, a don in the department of African and Asian Studies, faculty of Art, University of Lagos, Prof. Iwu Ikwubuzo, has charged graduating students of Federal College of Education (Technical), Secondary School, Akoka, Lagos, on hard work.
  
Prof. Ikwubuzo who spoke on “Target and Best,” at the 10th valedictory service and graduation ceremony of the school, urged the students to have a goal that they are aiming at, in order for them to be among the best.
  
He added that irrespective of the background they are from, they should have a target so they can become distinguished by dint of hardwork no matter the circumstances.
 
“Hardwork is key, what is your goal and ambition? This has to do with career choices. You are moving to the next stage of your life. Your parents and guardian have a role to play but you have a bigger role to play in achieving success in your endeavours and fulfillment of your dreams. Think big, be positive and you will achieve big results.
    
Acting principal, Mrs. Muinat Abdulsalam, urged the students to be good ambassadors of the school and follow the footsteps of their predecessors who are making first class in their fields.

  

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