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EkoCity holds matriculation, urges students to be employers of labour


A cross section of some of the matriculating students at the Eko College of Management and Technology

The Chairman, governing council of Eko College of Management and Technology (EkoCity) Olusegun Oshundairo has urged the newly matriculated students of the institution to think about becoming employers of labour and not wait for handouts.

The matriculation ceremony of the 200 students, which took place at the college campus grounds in Lagos last weekend, witnessed royal fathers, Lagos State Government representatives from the ministry of women and poverty alleviation, friends and well wishers who all had words of advice for the new entrants.

Oshundairo while giving the keynote address to the new students advised them to be focused, shun every act of violence, cultism and all other vices that could prevent them from achieving their set out aims and objectives. “You are here to learn and secure a better future for yourselves, so you must avoid anything that would prevent this from happening. Your parents have spent a lot to get you here.

Being an industry focused school that specializes in practical alongside theory teachings, in two years time, these students would be well equipped to set up their own businesses instead of looking for non-existent jobs. Each department has a practical lab that they can practice any theory being taught. We don’t accept any form of vices and if you are caught in any of the above-mentioned vices, you will be expelled immediately. There is no joy like graduating at the top of your class, going into the world and practicing what you have learnt here to solve some of our problems in Nigeria. In the Nigerian system today, so many things are wrong and we’re trying to solve some of these problems one step at a time. We want these young boys and girls upon graduation, to look into solving some of these problems.”

He went on to add that the college is accredited by JAMB, NBTE and the Federal ministry of Education so the students are assured of moving straight into the university through direct entry or proceed to getting a HND degree if they so desire.

Registrar of the college, Michael Bamigbola advised the matriculating students to take their education and this new phase of their life very seriously. “It is a privilege to be in this position and they must remember their parents’ sacrifices at all time. This college has a lot to impact because when they leave here, we want these students to be employers of labour and not sit around waiting for white-collared jobs.”

Bamigbola assured that very soon, the college would soon start awarding HND degrees. “We are also going to offer more courses and that is why we are moving to a bigger location that has bigger, better facilities and even accommodation. Once we are accredited by the appropriate bodies, we would move at top speed to include more courses because we already have the manpower and space.” He added that they are helping in reducing the gap in the number of qualified candidates who are unable to secure admission.

New students of the school of performing and media art put up a performance that sent the audience into a frenzy, promising to put up even better performances as they moved ahead in the two year programme.

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