By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The out-going Provost of the Federal College of Education (FCE),Okene, Professor Iyela Ajayi, has tasked the graduating students to allow all they have learnt in the institution to manifest in their behaviour and be good citizens of the country.
Professor Iyela Ajayi who gave this advice while speaking at the 15th Convocation of the combined 2004/2005 to 2015/016 academic sessions at the Convocation Ground, FCE, Okene during the weekend.
The Provost also admonished them to remain steady fast in their commitment to the development of the great country, Nigeria.
“FCE, Okene provides for itself a reputation for sound scholarship and its graduates have gone to excel in the universities all over the country and beyond. Engage in legitimate pursuit of livelihood and let your official engagements in places of work and personal activities portray you as worthy ambassadors of of FCE, Okene. May God continue to endow you with this divine guidance in all your legitimate endeavours,” he stated.
The provost also registered his appreciation to the Federal Ministry of Education and National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) for their active interest in the growth of of the college.
“The NCCE has by its regular accreditation exercise puts Colleges of Education on their toes.Observations made by the commission after accreditation exercise have greatly assisted the college to effectively discharge its mandate,” the provost said.
He also commended the Kogi State Government for its impressive security architecture which has facilitated secure and safe environment for the college to pursue its activities, stressing that the staff and students now go about their legitimate pursuit without the threat of kidnapping, armed robbery and molestation.
Governor Yahaya Bello has, however, urged the Governing Council and the Management of the institution to ensure the Federal government change the college to Federal University of Education.
Bello stated that the institution has what it takes to become a University in terms of human resources and infrastructure on the ground in the institution.