FCET Provost Urges Alumni Members To Strive For Excellence
THE Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Anambra State, Prof. Josephat Okechukwu Ogbuagu, has urged the National Executive and other delegates of Conference of Alumni Association in Colleges of Education to strive for excellence in their careers to impact the society.
Ogbuagu gave the charge at the 3rd National Conference of the association held at the school. He charged former students of the school to make selfless contributions to uplift mankind.
“I urge you, our ex-students to always exhibit the same strength of character and commitment to duty, wherever you may be and whatever you do. Never will you forget where you started your life,” he said.
Speaking on the theme, Refocusing Alumni in Nigeria For Strategic Planning, the guest lecturer, Dr. Obienyem Chike noted that the theme has been an attempt to discuss the need to refocus the Alumni Association in Nigeria, especially at FCET, Umunze, for strategic planning with the hope of realising the institution’s aims and goals through harnessing of the capacity of the alumni as stakeholders in educational programmes and activities of the school.
Speaking earlier during a courtesy visit to the Provost, Dr. J.B Ugochukwu, the national president of the association disclosed that the Conference of Alumni Association in Colleges of Education in Nigeria (COAACEIN) is to provide platform as a critical and indispensable stakeholders to network to achieve uninterrupted teaching and learning, promote development of the various schools, interface with education stakeholders for the advancement of teacher education and most importantly, to elicit powerful voice, which could exert considerable amount of influence in policy direction.
Highlights of the occasion were the conferment of honours/awards of Excellence in Administration on Prof. J.O Ogbuagu, Provost of the College and Sir. A.I Udensi, Registrar and others.