Rec­tor im­plores reg­is­trars to fo­cus on vi­sion of polytech­nic stud­ies

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - EDUCATION - By Ujunwa Atueyi By Ujunwa Atueyi

REC­TOR, Yaba Col­lege of Tech­nol­ogy (YABATECH), Dr. Mar­garet Ladipo, has charged reg­is­trars of poly­tech­nics and col­leges of tech­nol­ogy across the coun­try to con­tin­u­ally work to­wards the ac­tu­al­i­sa­tion of the man­dates of polytech­nic ed­u­ca­tion.

Ladipo who spoke dur­ing the 72nd reg­u­lar meet­ing of the Con­fer­ence of Reg­is­trars of Poly­tech­nics and Col­leges

FOrstu­dents to seam­lessly achieve their fu­ture goals, they must fol­low their pas­sion and in­ter­est while mak­ing ca­reer choices. This was the sub­mis­sion of ex­perts who ad­dressed se­lect pub­lic sec­ondary school pupils in La­gos State, at the 2017 edi­tion of “Be­yond the School,” pro­gramme, an ini­tia­tive of the Nige­rian Brew­eries/felix Ohi­w­erei Ed­u­ca­tion Trust Fund.

Senior Con­sul­tant with This­tle Praxis Con­sult­ing, Emilia Asim-ita, in her pre­sen­ta­tion said at­ten­tion must be paid to abil­i­ties and tal­ents when mak­ing ca­reer of Tech­nol­ogy in Nige­ria (COREG), said if the man­dates are ac­cu­rately de­liv­ered, the coun­try will have enough man­power with the right knowl­edge and skills that will drive the vi­sion of in­dus­tries.

Rep­re­sented by the Deputy rec­tor (Ad­min­is­tra­tion), Raheem Omobowale, the rec­tor main­tained that COREG as an as­so­ci­a­tion has a core man­date to pro­vide vir­ile ad­min­is­tra­tive di­rec­tion that will stim­u­late pro- choices.

If pas­sion, in­ter­est, abil­i­ties and tal­ents are well in­cor­po­rated into the right sub­jects, Asim-ita said stu­dents would end up hav­ing a suc­cess­ful ca­reer and beau­ti­ful fu­ture that will guar­an­tee job sat­is­fac­tion in their en­deav­our.

Asim-ita who spoke on “Per­sonal de­vel­op­ment and ca­reer facts,” ad­vised par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents to read widely, cul­ti­vate hard work, dream big and ig­nore dis­trac­tions, so as to be the best in their cho­sen ca­reer.

She said, “You must be an avid reader for you to achieve greatly for the knowl­edge you have will mo­tion of ex­cel­lence in the polytech­nic sys­tem.

She said, “One of the ways by which poly­tech­nics and col­leges of tech­nol­ogy can ef­fec­tively and ef­fi­ciently de­liver their man­dates is through the ad­min­is­tra­tive com­pe­tence of the per­son­nel that run the in­sti­tu­tions. By des­ig­na­tion and com­pe­tence, the reg­is­trar is the cus­to­dian of records, ex­tant rules and reg­u­la­tions and in­deed the en­gine that drives the ad­min­is­tra­tive ma­chin­ery of help you find dis­ci­plines that you are pas­sion­ate about. You also have to de­velop the skills needed to suc­ceed in those dis­ci­plines. Pas­sion and in­ter­est guar­an­tee a bright fu­ture.”

Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Best­man Games, Mrs. Nimi Akinkugbe, on her part, gave the stu­dents tips on per­sonal fi­nance rang­ing from sav­ings, in­vest­ing and spend­ing. She coun­seled them to be dili­gent, pru­dent and keep good com­pany.

Also, Mr. Gbubemi Fre­gene, , who spoke on his suc­cess story and how he ended up be­ing an ed­u­cated chef, im­plored the stu­dents to get each in­sti­tu­tion.

“As ad­vis­ers to the chief ex­ec­u­tive of your in­sti­tu­tions, I urge you to con­tinue to be in­no­va­tive es­pe­cially when it comes to en­trench­ing global best prac­tices for the good of the polytech­nic sys­tem. I be­lieve as ad­min­is­tra­tors of polytech­nic and col­leges of poly­tech­nics, we should at all times keep in fo­cus the man­date of polytech­nic ed­u­ca­tion and work­ing hand in hand with the aca­demic staff, we ed­u­ca­tion in all they do so as to be on a higher pedestal in their ca­reer and pas­sion paths.

“Life is about your pas­sion, but ed­u­ca­tion is im­por­tant. The re­la­tion­ship is sym­bi­otic be­cause it is ac­tu­ally your ed­u­ca­tion that will de­ter­mine how far you go with your pas­sion.

Ear­lier in his wel­come ad­dress, Cor­po­rate Af­fairs Ad­viser, Nige­rian Brew­eries Plc, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, ex­plained that the ini­tia­tive was in­tro­duced to com­ple­ment other ini­tia­tives of the com­pany tar­geted at the na­tion’s ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor. should be able to achieve the vi­sion of polytech­nic ed­u­ca­tion.”

She fur­ther urged them to be com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing com­pe­tency based ed­u­ca­tion, so that polytech­nic prod­ucts will be able to make pos­i­tive im­pact in the de­vel­op­men­tal process of the na­tion rather than com­ing out to be­come a bur­den.

Chair­man of COREG, Ms Ama­pak­abo Char­ity, re­marked that that the con­fer­ence pro­vides unique plat­form for reg­is­trars to in­ter­act, gen­er­ate ideas and de­velop poli­cies that will de­velop tech­ni­cal ed­u­ca­tion in the coun­try. “The over­all aim is for us to con­tin­u­ally align with global best prac­tices and re­main rel­e­vant to the sec­tor.”

The Act­ing Reg­is­trar, Olu­muyiwa Do­herty, as­sured that the col­lege would con­tinue to train and em­power stu­dents who make im­pact in the na­tion’s tech­no­log­i­cal growth.

Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Corona Schools Trust Coun­cil, Mrs. Adey­oyin Adesina (left); Direc­tor, Goethe-in­sti­tute Cen­tre, Nige­ria, Mrs. Friederike Moschel; Consul Gen­eral, Ger­man Con­sulate, Mr. Ingo Her­bert; Direc­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion, Corona Schools; Mrs. Amelia Dafeta and Prin­ci­pal, Corona Sec­ondary School, Ag­bara, Mrs. Chine­dum Oluwadamilola at the of­fi­cial launch of Corona Sec­ondary School part­ner­ship with Goethe In­sti­tute held at the school premises.

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