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The Provost of Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo has advised student to shun Cultism.

9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the Provost of the Federal College Of Education (Special) Oyo, Prof. Kamoru Olayiwola Usman has called on the newly admitted students of the college to shun Cultism and other anti-social vices.

Prof. Usman made the call on Tuesday during the occasion of 45th Matriculation of fresh students of the college.

Speaking on behalf of the Provost, the Deputy Provost, Mrs. Mariam Abimbola at the School hall maintained that the college admitted no fewer than 1,978 students for the 2021/2022 academic season.

The elated matriculants comprising of the able body students as well as person living with disability.

Mrs. Abimbola called on the students to shun any form of violence during their studentship period at the College.

She said, “this event marks the official entry into the college by fresh 100 level students who were fortunate to have gained admission into the college during the recently concluded 2021/2022 admission exercise and this is the 45th of its kind.”

“You are expected to exhibit high sense of discipline while in the College as the award of the certificate of the college is contingent upon your being found worthy both in learning and character, You are therefore enjoined to shun anti social activities like cultism, examination misconduct, public fighting, vulgar language, wrong association, drug abuse, cohabitation, insubordination to college authorities which have great consequences on your studies and success life.”

“The college has an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) center that provides ICT service to the college, our ICY policy is geared towards institution e-learning and e-administration, I therefore implore you all to make the best use of the facilities provided by the college so as to acquire ICY skills before graduation.” Abimbola said.

The Deputy Provost however advised the matriculants to abide always abide by all the rules and regulations of the Institutions, and to also participate in all activities of the college.

She also enjoined them to face their studies squarely.

Highlights of the programme is the administration of matriculation oath and administration of oath against secret Cultism, conducted by the School Registrar and Legal Officer.

Also in her remark, the Dean of Helpers if the College, Dr. Ketim Quadri, the Dean School of Helper, said “this college is like a light to the physically challenge students, their disabilities is not the end of the world, they can turn it to ability.”

“This Institution is a role model in terms of training the physically challenge students. The Institution has contributed and still contributing in very good ways to the society and to the development of the country, especially in the area of man power and education.”

“We have some of our staff that are ambassadors in different Institutions of learning, one of them was the former registrar of the University of Ibadan, we have one of us as a former librarian at Asaba, another one is former librarian at Federal College Of Education Technical Omoh, currently we have another one as librarian at the Federal Polytechnic Offa, we have one that was former registrar at The Polytechnic of Ibadan so we have many of them like that which they are role models to our students here, and those people normally carries the quality and pedigree of this Institution to wherever they go and they also spread it across all sphere of settings they find themselves.

“As you can see the hall is fill to the brim, we are training these students on leadership, self reliance, on how to take care of the less privilege, on how to become trainers and teachers of the forgotten people in our society, the set of people that the society believe they cannot do well we are training them here to become a better person in life, here we are also spreading the gospel of humanity to the world that we are our brother’s keepers, because if we don’t do it, there is nobody that will do it for us.”

“So, I’m urging parents to bring their children to this college as we are going to look at their disabilities and turn it to ability for them and I can assure you they are going to be relevant for themselves, their family and the community at large. Dr. Ketim said.

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