The Federal College of Education – Technical (FCE-T), Akoka, Lagos, has pledged to upgrade teachers’ skills and competencies through its Distance Learning Programmes (DLP).
Dr Sijibomi Olusanya, the College Provost, made the promise at the matriculation of the school’s DLP students for the 2017/2018 academic session.
The event took place on Thursday in Lagos.
Olusanya said that the college was positioned through its various DLP programmes to provide training needs of all categories of persons desiring to become professional teachers.
“The DLP programme is for categories of persons who for one reasons or the other could not enroll in the regular NCE programme,” he said.
Olusanya admonished the fresh students to combine academic and moral excellence during their four-year study.
“Your success will be measured by the result of your academic work. I admonish you to attend lectures regularly and punctually.
“You should refrain from all acts contrary to rules and regulations of the college in order not to jeopardise the realisation of your life ambition.
“These unsavory acts include: examination misconduct, admission fraud, certificate forgery, cultism, fighting, theft, extortion, rape and illicit drugs deal,” he said.
He noted that the college was affiliated to the University of Benin, and advised the students to desire to run degree programmes.
Olusanya congratulated the students and advised them to be security conscious and imbibe maintenance culture.
Dr Johnson Aleburu, the Director of the DLP, hailed the students for their admission, and prayed that it would liberate them from ignorance and poverty.
“Be good ambassador of the college wherever you go and in whatever you do, and ensure you protect the image of the college at all times,” he charged.
The director lauded the DLP coordinators for their contributions to the success of the programme in the last four years of its operation.
He urged them to continue to keep to the rules.
Mr Sunday Ighey, the President of the college’s Students Union, appealed to the school to make necessary sacrifices to reshape the lives of its students.
He noted that building a generation could be challenging.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the college matriculated 663 DLP students.