FCE Pankshin Matriculates 880 Students, Warns Against Cultism

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Malam Adamu Adamu, Nigeria's Minister of Education
By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
   Professor Amos Cirfat, Provost Federal College of Education (FCE), Pankshin has  matriculated 880 undergraduate students and warned them against cultism, drugs and other social vices inn and outside the campus.

 

He gave the warning while speaking at the matriculation of the undergraduate B.ED students of the college for the 2017/2018 academic session at the entrepreneurship/Convocation Centre, Pankshin.

The Provost said that the 880 students, who were the lucky candidates out of thousands that applied to the college, would undertake courses in the six schools of the college.

“Having been matriculated today as bonafide students of this college to conduct yourselves responsibly to justify the confidence the college reposes in you by the admission offered to you.

“You should know that quality teachers are those who shun negative tendencies in the rocess of learning such as Exam Mal-practices, cultism, Disobedience to constituted authorities, Hooliganism and immoral acts.

While here, academic pursuit should be your watch word in your strive to achieve the objective of your being here as the teaching profession is for those with high morals and integrity, ’’ he pointed out.

He said that FCE Pankshin is known for its commitment to “Excellence in Service’’ and it had continued to pursue that objective over the years for the attainment of qualitative teachers education for manpower development and national aspirations.

According to him, “just as federal government is doing everything possible to ensure that you learn under a conducive environment, by provident funds within limited resources, we too will continue to provide the enabling environment for high standard academic activities.

Also speaking, Prof Sebastine Maimako, Vice Chancellor, University of Jos, lamented the incessant strikes in the universities, which he said had negatively affected the academic calendars of the Nigerian Universities.

Maimako, who was represented by Dr John Longkat, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education, commended the College, as an affiliate of the Univerisrty, for the tremendous improvement it has so far recorded.

The VC further debunked the erroneous rumours that results of graduates of the college were being unnecessarily being delayed.

He disclosed that the university was considering the possibility of the college to kick start a Post Graduate Diploma Programmes in the college in the near future.

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