FG promises education for all, as ACE graduates 10 first classes.
The Federal Government yesterday promised to introduce policies that would improve the quality of education in the country and give citizens unfettered access to their educational desires.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the assurance at the 34th convocation ceremony of the Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Ondo State, lauding the institution for its landmark achievements.
At the convocation, it was learned that 10 students made first class, 1,436 made second class upper, 3,078 second-class lower, 1,053 third-class and 175 pass degrees.
The minister, who was represented by the executive secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said that government was committed to strengthening the nation’s education sector.
He disclosed that his ministry had been monitoring the steady progress in the college, expressing satisfaction over the successes in academics, infrastructure, information, and communications technology, transfer, and international linkages.
He added: “We are not unaware of the challenges of funding, inadequate facilities, and teachers, industrial actions by trade unions and other issues that have continued to plague the system.
“Despite the challenges, however, we remain committed to our goals and assure Nigerians that we shall not rest on our oars.”
Adamu congratulated the outgoing provost of ACE, Olukoya Ogen, for his outstanding achievements in office and urged the governing council, management, staff, and students to continue contributing their quota to the development of the institution.
Chairman of the governing council, Prof. Nath Ohazurike, noted that the college had contributed immensely to the society through human resources development and capacity building in its 54 years of existence.
Ohazurike acknowledged the considerable impact of the outgoing provost and his management team, revealing that the council enjoyed tremendous support and cooperation from them.
He urged the graduands to be worthy ambassadors of the college. “As you transmute from being students to becoming members of the ACE alumni, I urge you to continue to keep the flag of Adeyemi College of Education flying.”