Yola – The management of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Yola, Adamawa State, has called for concerted effort by the Federal Government to secure the unconditional release of 110 Dapchi schoolgirls abducted in Yobe State.
The call for the release of the abducted schoolgirls took the centre stage during the 4th Matriculation for the 2017/2018 academic sessions which took place on Tuesday at the school auditorium.
Professor Abdulmumuni Sa’ad, the Provost of the Federal College of Education, Yola, while overseeing the oath taken by 453 fresh students, urged them to always obey and adhere to the school rules.
The Federal College of Education, Yola, as a teacher-training institute and an affiliate of the University of Maiduguri, are was however celebrating the matriculation day with mixed feelings.
This is because the institution was deeply concerned over the plight of the 110 Dapchi secondary school girls abducted in Yobe State.
According to Professor Abdulmumuni Sa’ad, “the institution is deeply concerned over the plight of the 110 abducted Dapchi secondary school students in Yobe State.”
“Let me use this opportunity to on behalf of the College and the university to sympathise with the parents of the abducted students, the Yobe State Government, the Academia and indeed Nigerians over this calamity bedeviling our nation,” he lamented.
He maintained that Nigerians including the parents of the abducted students never felt any positive impact from the authorities as far as the issue was concerned.
Also speaking, Professor Ibrahim Njodi, the Vice Chancellor University of Maiduguri, who was represented commended the academic atmosphere of the FCE, Yola, and promised to strengthen its partnership with the institution by providing standard of education to students.
The Vice Chancellor maintained that as a globally recognised university and centre of excellence, “we will continue to strengthen our partnership with affiliate institutions to share our vision and mission.”
He however observed that despite numerous challenges faced by higher institution in the country, the management of the college has worked relentlessly during the past years to provide a newly constructed and furnished directorate of undergraduate studies.
“The College has also upgraded existed physical facilities as well as improved its human resources for effective teaching and learning,” he stated.
Speaking on behalf of the 2017/2018 undergraduates, Mariam Umar pledged with the school authorities to be law-abiding students at all times.
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Author: Clement Ekong