Prof. F.F.O Orumwense , Vice -Chancellor, University of Benin (UNIBEN), says the institution is comfortable and confident of its affiliation to run a degree programme for the Federal College of Education (FCE) Technical, Akoka.
Orumwense, represented by Prof. Ede Iyamu, Dean, Faculty of Education, UNIBEN, said this at the Matriculation of the new students for the degree programme for 2018/2019 academic session at FCE (T) Akoka, Lagos State.
He said that UNIBEN was impressed with the organisation, human, material facilities and quality assurance practices in the college.
“University of Benin is very confident and comfortable going into affiliation with the Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka.
“I urge you all to work hand in hand with the college management to make this institution continuously remain in the high pedestal it is currently occupying as regards Science and Technology Education,” he said.
Orumwese assured that the college’s management was committed to providing an enabling environment for learning and urged the students to be responsible enough to make it conducive for the management to function at its best.
He noted that obedience to the rules and regulations of UNIBEN and FCE Akoka was mandatory as the university had zero tolerance for any nefarious act.
“The university is ready at all times to invoke appropriate sanctions on offenders. I encourage you all to be decent and shun vices like cultism, drug abuse, prostitution, examination malpractices and other immoral activities.
“Be determined, diligent and resilient in the pursuit of your various academic endeavours which is your primary aim of coming to school. You owe yourselves and parents a duty to succeed in your studies,” he said.
Speaking, Mr Ephraim Dada, Acting Provost, FCE (T) Akoka, acknowledged the interest, support and logistics that had been provided by the university towards the success of the degree programme at the college.
Dada disclosed that 311 new students were matriculated for the degree programme for the 2018/2019 academic session.
He said 219 of the students were matriculated for various programmes in the 100 level, while 92 students were admitted as direct entry students.
The acting provost said the university and the college had the focused, committed philosophy and values upon which they were established to provide qualitative Science, Vocational and Technical Education to students who would in turn impact knowledge to the larger society.
“As students, t is pertinent that you pay attention to academic excellence, set high academic and moral standard for yourselves and be focused,” he said.
Miss Anuoluwapo Oloyede-Thomas, Vice-President, Degree Students Association, urged the new students to get themselves equipped with all the activities the school offers so that they could be confident to face the challenges and realities of life.