Federal College of Education (FCE), Bauchi, on Saturday, matriculated three hundred and fifty (350) students into the National Certificate in Education (NCE) for the 2022/2023 academic session.
Speaking at the maiden matriculation ceremony in Jama’are, the Provost of the College Prof. Aisha Mohammed urged the students to exhibit discipline, loyalty, honesty and good character at all times.
According to her, the college is matriculating a total of three hundred and fifty (350) students. The successful students have taken oaths which signify their commitment and loyalty to the college.
“This makes you a bonafide student of the college. Therefore, I urge you to continue to uphold the tenets of the oaths you took throughout your stay in the college.
“It is my honour and privilege to welcome you all to the 2022/2023 N.C.E maiden matriculation ceremony, on behalf of the management team and Academic Board, I congratulate you all.
“I heartily felicitate with the successful students who were admitted into various N.C.E Programmes out of the many applications for admission, satisfied the requirements and were admitted as approved by the NCCE.
“I congratulate you for scaling through the rigorous screening process into this newly established college of education in Nigeria,” she said.
She stressed that the college is highly determined to promote good conduct and discipline, and the award of Nigeria Certificate in Education, N.C.E is not only based on academic performance but also on character.
She added that the college has zero tolerance for anti-social behaviours, especially examination malpractice, indecent dressing, drug abuse, unlawful associations and other vices.
“The college frowns at any display of acts of indiscipline, students are expected to exhibit good moral conduct within and outside the college to avoid embarrassment or sanctions,” she said.
Prof. Mohammed assured that the management would strive at ensuring that the students enjoyed a serene academic environment.
“The clinic is well equipped to cater for your health needs, guidance and counseling services will be made available in the college, games and sports facilities are to be provided for you to keep fit.,” The Provost said.
Mohammed said the college would take all necessary steps to ensure improved teaching and learning through the provision of additional academic recreational and other essential facilities for the students.
The Provost mentioned several achievements of the college since its inception that included the construction of students hostels and micro-teaching Lab
Others are the construction of a School of Vocational-technical Education, College perimeter fence extension to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties among others.