FCET Umunze has held her annual matriculation ceremony and refuted strike rumour.
Newsonline reports that a fake report of a three-week warning strike by the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has been refuted by the Management of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, Anambra State.
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This online newspaper understands that some online blogs, not NEWSONLINE NIGERIA had reported that the lecturers had commenced 21 days warning strike, asking parents to withdraw their children from the College.
Contrary to this fake news, the College on Friday, August 26, 2022, held her joint matriculation ceremony, with a large number of teaching staff, including Deans, Heads of Departments, Coordinators of programmes and other categories of teaching staff in attendance. No fewer than 562 students were admitted into the degree and NCE programmes of the institution. Several parents that attended the matriculation ceremony hailed the College for running an uninterrupted academic calendar and empowering students for a brighter and more rewarding future.
Addressing the Parents Management Forum earlier before the matriculation ceremony on Friday, the College Provost, Dr Tessy Okoli expressed satisfaction with the peace enjoyed in the institution. She maintained that the College has continued to graduate her students in record time. She said the students of the College have already started their First Semester examination, which would continue seamlessly next week. She advised parents to disregard the fake report of the strike, which was intended to cause panic and incite students’ unrest.
The Provost further advised reporters to always verify their reports to avoid misleading the public. She noted that students that absent themselves from school during the examination period would have themselves to blame.
In her address at the matriculation, the Provost said her long-term goal in the College was to make the institution a centre of excellence that remains sacrosanct. She promised that her Management team would continue to provide the required facilities and environment for excellence to thrive.
She congratulated the students on their successful admission into the College which was rated the best Federal College of Education in 2019 by SERVICOM. According to her, the College pays serious attention to students’ attendance at lectures.
The high point of the matriculation ceremony was the formal admission of the students into their various academic programmes at the institution and the signing of the admission matriculation vow by the newly admitted students.