By Ikenna Asomba
EPE- Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has charged graduates of the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Noforija, Epe, Lagos, to apply all they have learnt to the society and to remain good and worthy products of their alma mater.
Gov. Fashola said this while speaking at the Second Convocation of MOCPED, held at the school’s premises recently.
Fashola, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Oluranti Adebule said: “It is a good thing that this convocation is taking place after several past unsuccessful attempts, since 1998.
“It is important we get our priority right in this country as regard education; the foundation of education starts from the primary school and that was why we set up this college to train manpower for this very important foundation stage of education, adding, “we certainly need this type of college, if we must succeed in the attainment of our educational goal as a people”.
The governor, however, congratulated the 1999 to 2011 graduating sets for the successful completion of their academic career.
“MOCPED has prepared and certified you fit for the journey that lies ahead in the outside world. This is a stepping stone, it is now left to you to improve yourself and apply all you have learnt wherever you may be, wherever you may go and in whatever you may do to remain good and worthy products of your alma mater”, he advised.
Earlier in his address, the Provost of the college, Prof. Olu Akeushola, said that the performance of the college in terms of academic excellence is measured mainly by the number of accredited programmes it runs, revealing that the college runs 19 accredited departmental courses cutting across six schools of Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Languages, Sciences and school of Vocational Education.
He, however, appealed to the State government for adequate funds to meet the provision of infrastructural projects in the college through increase in the subventions accrued to the college.