Provost assures freshers of good education, tasks them on discipline
The Provost, Federal College of Education (FCE) (Technical) Akoka, Dr. Wahab Azeez has assured newly enrolled students of a conducive learning environment, while urging them to exhibit discipline, loyalty and good character during their stay.
Azeez stated this during the matriculation of 412 students for the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) and Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) 2022/2023 academic sessions. The fresh students comprise 382 NCE and 30 PDE students.
He urged the students to ensure that they derive the greatest benefits from the resources available in the college, and warned them against unlawful acts or destructive union activities.
“These and many more are part of our efforts, including adequate security, to make them comfortable because these are the youths and our future leaders that will take over from us,” he said.
Azeez said the college management took the issue of security very seriously, with 24-hour surveillance by its engaged guards and Close Circuit Television (CCTV) to detect criminals.
He said the college remained focused and committed to the philosophy and value upon which it was established in 1976 — to produce qualitative science, technical, business and vocational education graduates.
The provost said graduates were expected to, in turn, utilise their skills in relevant areas towards the development needs of the Nigerian nation.
“I have the firm belief as your provost that you will derive maximum benefits from various courses being offered in the college, if you pursue your studies with seriousness, vigour, perseverance and discipline,” he said.
The provost lamented the declining enrollment for NCE and PDE programmes, saying welfare packages such as scholarships from the Federal Government would serve as motivation and attract students.
According to him, the Committee of Provosts, especially the Committee of Federal Post-Graduates, to ensure an increase in population, is addressing the decline.
Speaking, President, Students Union Government (SUG), Desmond Osakuni, enjoined the fresh students to take advantage of the abundant learning infrastructure available in the College.
He charged them to familiarise themselves with the well-trained and qualified academic and non-academic members of staff and enjoy quality education to make meaningful contributions to nation-building.
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