Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has said that Federal Government will not relent in its quest to achieve quality education in the country for graduates of Nigerian tertiary institutions to compete favourably with their counterparts globally.
Adamu expressed the determination during the combined 31st and 32nd convocation of the Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu in Enugu State, where he said the government would continue to do its optimum best towards achieving excellence in education sector and in ensuring that the nation’s tertiary institutions meet global standard. “Federal government will do everything within its capacity to improve funding of college of education and other tertiary institutions in the country,” the minister said, adding that “Colleges of Education are critical and central in our education development and growth, and would be adequately funded to ensure production of quality teachers.”
While insisting that the Federal government was poised to make colleges of education in the country more attractive and result oriented, the minister, who was represented by the Director of Finance and Account in the ministry, Mr. Eddy Nwokoye, said the decision of the government to give priority attention to education, was informed by the realisation that no educational system could rise above its standard and the quality of its teachers. Adamu, however, commended the outgoing Provost of college, Prof. Ben Mbah for collaborating effectively with the government in the pursuit of quality education and excellence in the nation’s education sector.
“The administration of Mbah has done well both in academic excellence and in building quality infrastructure in the college. I congratulate the graduating students for their painstaking efforts to be found worthy in character and learning to be awarded the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) of the college,” he said.
Over 700 graduating students received their scrolls for the award of NCE and other certificates of the college during the convocation. In his remarks, Mbah congratulated the graduating students for being dogged in their pursuit of academic excellence, recalling that many who started the academic journey with them dropped on the way because of one problem or the other.
His words: “There is no doubt that many students who started with you could not complete the journey for one reason or the other. Remember that its God’s infinite mercy that made you to successfully complete the programme so always thank God in whatever you do.
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