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Commissioner charges poly students to rewrite Nigerian story through research

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Rosemary Osikoya

The Kogi State commissioner of education Mrs. Rosemary Ojocbenemi Osikoya has challenged newly admitted students of Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja to rewrite the Nigerian story through research and technological breakthroughs.

Speaking at the matriculation ceremony for the 2018/2019 academic session against the backdrop that the education system has become more of theory than practical, Osikoya indicated that one of the challenges technical and vocational education have is people think it is substandard to other forms of learning.

“We must come to realise that except we make remarkable and speedy progress in science and technology we would not take our pride of place in the committee of nations. We need practical skills and we need to adopt solution to solve our immediate problems.”

She added, “So if you are being matriculated today, you are one of the few privileged Nigerians with the responsibility to rewrite the story of Nigeria and hopefully in a way that will make the right sense.”

Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Professor Muhammed Atureta however warned the newly admitted students against cultism and other social vices, as there is zero tolerance for indiscipline.


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