Be law-abiding, Adeboye urges Redeemer’s college graduands
THE General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has called on graduands of the Redeemer’s College of Technology and Management to carry and conduct themselves with the dignity that comes from being children of God.
He also charged them to work harder and not rest on their oars as their convocation marked the beginning of achievement and not an end.
The cleric made the remarks over the weekend during the maiden convocation ceremony of RECTEM in Mowe, Ogun State, according to a statement. The private polytechnic was established in 2018.
Adeboye, the Proprietor/visitor to RECTEM who was represented by Prof Folagbade Aboaba, said, “A lot of people draw an imaginary line between spiritual things and physical things. Here, in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, we do not believe that there is such a line.
“The Lord God is the source of all success and promotion both in the secular world and in the spiritual, and He has provided to us all that pertains to life and godliness through Jesus
Christ, our Saviour.
“This belief forms the bedrock of this institution, whereby our students are trained not simply to be skilled workers and employers of labour, impacting the technological development of this country, but also to be God-fearing and law-abiding too, presenting themselves as responsible employers, employees, family members and citizens of Nigeria.”
The Chairman, Governing Council, RECTEM, Prof Johnson Odesola, urged the graduands to face the future with courage, urging them to update their skill by acquiring more advanced knowledge in their relevant careers.
“RECTEM is a vision for the establishment of a centre of excellence for turning out highly skilled middle-level technical manpower as entrepreneurial champions, who will be readily available to fill the yearning gap in the nation’s micro, small and medium enterprises, and become creators of value and wealth as part of the modest contribution of the Redeemed Christian Church of God to innovation, technology and economic development of our dear nation,” he said.
The Rector, RECTEM, Dr. Stella Mofunaya, urged the graduands to remain passionate about technological innovations, developments and opportunities available to them, saying, “It is not a fool’s dream to imagine that you can play an integral part in solving some of the infrastructural problems of our country.”
The Executive Secretary, National
Board for Technical Education, Prof Idris Bugaje, noted that Nigeria, like other developing countries, was in desperate need of continued and sustainable national development.
According to Bugaje, there is no sustainable national development without Technical Vocational
Education and Training and no TVET without polytechnic education.
Earlier, the Rector, Yaba College of Technology, Obafemi Omokugbe, who was the convocation guest lecturer, expressed regret over the “sudden disappearance” of technical colleges in Nigeria’s educational system.