Provost, Kwara State College of Education (Technical) Lafiagi, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim has charged the newly matriculating students of the institution to be law abiding, hardworking, disciplined and remain focus in their academic pursuit so as to excel in life.
Speaking at the 26th matriculation ceremony of 771 students for 2018/2019 session, the Provost
assured them of conducive teaching and learning environment as well as improved welfare for the staff throughout the period of their stay in the college.
According to him, the core mandate areas of the college established in 1993 by the Kwara State government is “to train and produce quality teachers in the areas of vocation, technical and sciences, who are in turn expected to mould the lives of our future generations”.
Ibrahim charged the students to be prepared to face the challenges life will offer in course of their stay in the college, saying “you will face many challenges -hunger, starvation, disappointment, peer influence, temptations, property theft, loss of loved ones, carry overs, etc”.
“We all experienced these at one stage or the other. The greatest joy however, is in our ability to face those challenges and rise above them in all situations. Your destiny is in your hands; take it firmly”, he added.
The Provost commended the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, for playing a significant roles in the college, especially in the areas of infrastructure, library intervention, conferences attendance as well as staff training, re-training and development, stressing that, “currently the Fund is building lavatory facilities of high
standard for the entire college community”.
Ibrahim also thanked the state government through the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Governing Council of the college and the entire college community for their understanding and support over the years, assuring that the college will continue to live up to its core mandate.
Earlier, the Registrar and Secretary to Governing Council of the College, Mr. Oyewole Olugbenga, assured the new 771 intakes that the college will continuously respond positively to their needs, advising them to shun social vices that can make them graduate untimely but be of good behaviour at all times.
“Your parents and the society at large have put enormous hope on you. They believe you will bring succour and happiness to them. Do not shatter their aspirations
“Kwara State Government and the College, in particular, frown seriously at social vices such as cultism, violent demonstration, examination malpractice, indecent dressing, drug abuse, among others. You must desist from them”, he advised the new students.
Also speaking, the chairman, Governing Council of the College, Hon. Dauda Lata said, “Our Council has played our roles very well, history will judge us as achievers that had provided platforms for students to improve them morally while safeguarding their future in the society”.
Lata appreciated the state government for providing strong support despite the dwindling monthly allocation from the federal government, saying, “education reforms at all levels is fighting against youth indiscipline in its various forms”.
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