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3,682 graduates for FCE Akoka’s 36th convocation

The Provost of Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos said that 3,682 students would graduate at the combined 36th convocation

akoka_home_bannerThe Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos, Dr Sijibomi Olusanya, on Friday said that 3,682 students would graduate at the combined 36th convocation of the institution.

Olusanya said at the convocation media briefing in Lagos that awards and prizes would be conferred on graduates for Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) and National Certificate in Education (NCE).

He said that the event, scheduled for May 13 to May 14, would cover the 2012/2013 and 2014 sets, respectively.

The provost said that a breakdown showed that 1,215 students would graduate in the 2011/2012 set, while 1,502 graduates belonged to the 2012/2013 session.

According to the provost, 965 graduates were turned out in the 2013/2014 session.

Olusanya said that Miss Temitope Adelekan, of the Integrated Science/Chemistry Department, scored 4.83 Cumulative Grade Point Average, and emerged the overall best NCE student for the 36th convocation.

He said that the overall best students in the three sets would receive the Provost’s prize.

The provost said that Jacob Iwerima, Integrated Science/ Mathematics Department, topped the 2011/2012 set with a CGPA of 4.78.

According to him, Miss Temitope Adelekan, of the Integrated Science/Chemistry Department, scored 4.83 CGPA as the best NCE student in the 2012/2013 set.

He said that Mustapha Sherifdeen, Integrated Science/Biology Department, emerged the best graduating student for the 2013/2014 session, with a CGPA of 4.65.

Olusanya said that 44 prizes and awards, instituted by private individuals, departments, schools, institutions and organisations, would be given to outstanding students who also excelled in the different academic sessions.

“I am excited to announce that in the 36th convocation, the performance of Miss Temitope Adelekan towers above others in view of her commanding CGPA of 4.83.

“She will, therefore, be celebrated as the overall best graduating student, and be honoured by delivering the valedictory speech on behalf of her graduating students.

“Three sets of students combined from 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 academic sessions in all NCE Full-Time, Sandwich and Professional Diploma in Education programmes, run by the college, will be presented at the event.

He said that Dr Umar Bindir, Director-General, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), would deliver the convocation lecture.

It is titled: Evolving a Secure Non-Oil Dependent Economy: The Role of science, Technical and Vocational Education”, on May 13.

Olusanya said that the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, would inaugurate the newly constructed ultramodern table water packaging firm in the institution.

He said that the main thrust of the college was to provide technical and vocational education to students, and empower them with relevant entrepreneurial skills for overall development of the nation.

The provost lauded the present administration for the generous support given to education, and the remarkable impact on tertiary education through the TETFund intervention.

“Educational roadmap and transformation agenda as initiatives of the present Federal Government have indeed brought succour and reforms to the sector.

He said that the college had expanded and reviewed some of her academic programmes, which includes a new NCE Primary Education Studies.

The provost said that the professional diploma in education programme had also replaced the previous Technical Teachers Certificate.