412 Fresh Students Matriculate At FCE, Technical, Akoka


The Federal College of Education, Technical, (FCET) Akoka, Lagos, has formally admitted 412 students to study for the National Certificate in Education (NCE) and Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) for the 2022/2023 academic session at the college.

In his welcome address at the event which was held at the Multi-purpose auditorium of the college, the Provost, Dr. Wahab Azeez, assured newly enrolled 382 NCE and 30 PDE students. of an environment conducive to learning in the institution.

Azeez described matriculation as a ceremony at which fresh students are fully integrated into the academic community.

The Provost urged them to ensure that they derive the greatest benefits from the abundant resources available in the College.

“My matriculants, this indeed is a pathway to your academic career and development, being among the few to be offered admission into acquiring NCE and PDE from the FCE (Technical), Akoka, Lagos,” he said.

Speaking further h Dr. Azeez promised to provide the new students with better facilities and attend to their welfare matters.

“Their care is fundamental and we, as a school, must live up to expectations; renovations are going on in the hostels and soon the construction of a new female hostel will commence.

“These and many more are part of our efforts, including adequate security, to make them comfortable because these are the youths and the future leaders that will take over from us,” he said.

Azeez said that the college management took the issue of security very seriously, with surveillance 24/7 by its engaged guards and Close Circuit Television (CCTV) to detect criminals.

He said that the college remained focused and committed to the philosophy and value upon which it was established in 1976 — to produce qualitative science, technical, business and vocational education graduates.

The provost said that graduates were expected to, in turn, utilize their skills in relevant areas towards the development needs of the Nigerian nation.

“I have the firm belief as your provost that you will derive maximum benefits from various courses being offered in the college if you pursue your studies with seriousness, vigour, perseverance and discipline,” he said.

On the sideline, he commented on the declining enrollment for NCE and PDE programmes, saying welfare packages such as scholarships from the Federal Government would serve as motivation and attract students.

According to him, the declining enrollment of students is being addressed in the Committee of Provosts, especially the Committee of Federal Post-Graduates, to make sure that the population is increased.
Earlier, Desmond Osakuni, President of the Students Union Government (SUG) encouraged his fresh colleagues to utilise the conducive learning environment and infrastructures at the college to become better persons.

He charged them to familiarise themselves with the well-trained and qualified academic and non-academic members of staff and enjoy quality education to make meaningful contributions to nation-building.

Osakuni urged the students not to hesitate to contact the Students Union office when facing difficulties affecting their well-being in the college.


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