Federal College of Education Pankshin Matriculates 3,428 Students, Warns Against Negative Tendencies
Not less than 3,428 NCE-1 students of the Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State, were Friday successfully matriculated, but with a strong warning against any negative tendencies.
Acting Provost of the college, Dr Emele Kalu, who conducted the matriculation at the college graduation arena, Friday, described it as “very unique, serving as the official acceptance of the students for academic activities.”
He said, “Today, we are formerly matriculating 3,428 students in the NCE-1 programme in the six schools of the college: Adult and Non-formal Education, Arts and Special Sciences, ECCE and PES, Languages, Science and Vocational and Technology.”
According to him, “You must all discard negative tendencies and show commitment to your studies and respect to the rule-of-law on campus. By your matriculation oath you have solemnly vowed to abide by the rules and regulations of the college, attend lectures regularly and shone all anti-social activities, especially examination malpractice.”
The Provost further warned, “The College will not hesitate to show any recalcitrant student the way out of its gate because we don’t condone indiscipline here.”
He called on parents and guardians not to leave everything to the teachers and the college but “must also guide, direct and discipline your wards at home for the realization of our collective aspirations.”
While congratulating the students, he said they should count themselves extremely lucky having found worthy to face the challenging training teaching profession. He thanked the federal ministry of education, NCCE and TET Fund for being the strength of the successes so far being witnessed in the college.
According to him, “The college is currently enjoying TET Fund’s intervention that are changing the face of the institution infrastructurally, and giving the students the desired atmosphere to study.”