We welcome all our staff and students to 2015. We hope everybody had a wonderful and happy holiday. Students arrive back on campus on 10th January and immediately it is all hands on deck to quickly conclude the second semester of the 2013/2014 session. This session has dragged into 2015 because of the industrial action last year. Immediately the pending academic year concludes with exams, the 2014/2015 session will commence.
Last year the College achieved a lot. The Federal Minister of State for Education visited the College and commissioned some projects including the New Education Block and the PHE block. The College also hosted the House Committee on Education which came to perform their oversight functions. Both the Minister and the House Committee expressed delight at the infrastructural development going on in the College.
The College also played host to an accreditation panel from the NUC which visited all the Departments and Schools in the College to accredit old and new courses. The College performed creditably here. The NCCE also visited the College for Resource Inspection which led to the approval of new programmes (Special Education, Technical Education and Adult and Non-Formal Education) to be sited in the College.
The Dr. (Mrs.) Blessing C. Ijioma led Management last year did not relent in training and re-training staff both here in Nigeria and overseas. She has continued to make vigorous efforts to ensure that all funds and resources allocated for human capital development are fully deployed.
In 2015 the College would continue its forward march into its golden years. The College will be a centre for the JAMB Computer Based Test (CBT) having provided a laboratory that hosts 100 computer units. The School of Social Sciences building is already in progress and will be completed soon. More staff, especially the young ones, will be trained via back-to-school programmes, conferences, workshops and seminars and the demonstration centres will be upgraded with new buildings and state of the art equipment. Vocational and technical education programmes will be expanded to ensure that our students acquire practical skills alongside their education to effectively fit into the labour market of today.
Students are warned to be careful and discerning during the electioneering period. No student of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri should make himself/herself available to be used as a tout or engage in electoral malpractice and fraud.
Have a happy and successful 2015.