By Ahmed Ahmed
The Federal College of Education (FCE) has on Saturday carried out its first matriculation exercise during which 350 pioneer students were admitted into the National Certificate in Education (NCE) for the 2022/2023 academic session.
Speaking at the maiden matriculation ceremony in Jama’are local government area of Bauchi state, the Provost of the College, Professor Aisha Indo Mohammed urged the students to exhibit discipline, loyalty, honesty and good character at all times.
“Today the college is matriculating a total number of three hundred and fifty (350) students. You, the successful students have just taken oaths, signifying your commitment and loyalty to the college”, she said.
“This makes you a bonafide student of the college. Therefore, I urge you to continue to uphold the tenets of the oaths you took throughout your stay in the college”, Professor Aisha Indo Mohammed said.
“It is my honor and privilege to welcome you all to the 2022/2023 N.C.E maiden matriculation ceremony. on behalf of the management team and Academic Board”, she added.
While congratulating the pioneer students for gaining admission into various N.C.E Programmes of the college, the Provost noted that out of many applications for admission, the college was able to admit only Candidates who satisfied the requirements of the college as approved by the NCCE.
“I congratulate you for scaling through the rigorous screening process into this newly established college of education in Nigeria”, she said.
Professor Aisha Indo Mohammed said that the college is highly determined to promote good conduct and discipline, adding that the award of Nigeria certificate in education, N.C.E is not only based on academic performance but also on character.
She stated that the college has zero tolerance for anti- social behaviors, especially examination malpractice, indecent dressing, drug abuse, unlawful associations and other vices.
“The college frowns at any display of acts of indiscipline. Students are expected to exhibit good moral conduct within and outside the college to avoid embarrassment or sanctions, Prof. Indo Mohammed said.
The Provost assured that the management would strive at ensuring that the students enjoy a serene academic environment.
“The clinic is well equipped to cater for your health needs, guidance and counseling services will be made available in the college, Games and sport facilities are to be provided in due course, in the college for you to keep fit.,” The Provost said.
She further said the college would take all necessary steps to ensure improved teaching and learning conditions.
The Provost mentioned several achievements of the college since inception in 2020 to 2021 that include construction of student hostels.micro-teaching Lab.
Others are construction of School of vocational-technical Education, college perimeter fence extension to ensure adequate protection of life and properties among others.