Rector implores registrars to focus on vision of polytechnic studies
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.