Federal College Isu Now Offers Both NCE, Degree Programmes, Says Provost

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The Provost of the Federal College of Education Technical, (FCE, T), Isu in Ebonyi State, Professor Okechukwu Reuben, on Tuesday announced that the College has approval by law by the President to run both National Certificate in Education (NCE) and Degree programmes.

The Provost who disclosed this while briefing Journalists on the achievements so far recorded by the College explained that the College now admits and trains students for both NCE and Degree programmes without recourse to any other tertiary institution.

He further disclosed that the College had been accredited to run a pre-NCE programme for those candidates seeking admission but were deficient in their basic admission requirements.

“The college was granted dual mode status which means that the college can admit and train students for both NCE and Degree programmes without recourse to any other tertiary institution.

“We have been authorized by law duly assented to by the president to run both NCE and Degree programme within our college. A milestone which eluded many colleges but is available to us on a platter.

“We have also been accredited to run a pre-NCE programme for those candidates seeking admission but are deficient in their basic admission requirements namely at the O’level certifications and JAMB results.

“Our college welcomes all those candidates with deficiencies to apply instead of idling away at home waiting for admissions or expectations that are endless and may never come,” he said.

Professor Reuben who is the pioneer Provost of the College noted that since it was established in 2021 by the administration of President, Muhammadu Buhari, the Management of the College has shown enough commitment towards ensuring that the College offers the best services to the people.

He called on Nigerians to appreciate and have confidence in the country’s education system, rather than seeking education from unknown institutions outside the shores of the country.

“The college in the 2022/23 Academic session commenced its full academic programme and admitted its pioneer students in all the departs and programmes. We have a total of One Hundred and Sixty-Five (165) students for a start referred to as “Pioneer students”. It is a fantasm and unbelievable to record this size of student enrolment for a take-off in any tertiary institution South of the Niger but providentially we were able to achieve it to the Glory of God.

“I would like to key into the wise counsel of Albert Camus which states inter alia “Achievement is a bondage; it obliges one to a higher achievement. From the above premise, I invite candidates, nay, Nigerians to appreciate and have confidence in our educational system, attend and obtain certificates within the frame of the Nigeria educational institutions instead of seeking education from unknown institutions outside the shores of this country especially now that the President has shown commendable interest in lifting the Nigeria Educational system to the global standard.

“Presently, we have qualified academic staff and we are better equipped in terms of infrastructure and staff manpower to take our students to the most enviable height to ensure quality and standard,” he stated.

He also called on the youths seeking admission into tertiary Institutions to come to the college for easier admission.

“We invite all our teaming youths seeking admission into tertiary Institutions to come to our college with an abundance of opportunities for admission made ease. Those who sat for JAMB and scored up to 100 and are being denied admission elsewhere should change to any course in our college.

“We invite also those who did not sit for JAMB to apply. Admission forms are available, online or in the college. Clickfcetisuadmission.com.ng and follow the procedure. We admit also those for the Pre-NCE programme.

“I sincerely invite candidates from the college catchment zone which includes all the five South Eastern states of Ebonyi, Enugu, Abia, Imo and Anambra states. Also, candidates from the host community are encouraged to come to the college for their admission destination centre where academic Excellence and discipline are seamless and affordable, ” he concluded.

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